The great “Pencil” debate

To me, there are two times when you use a pencil.

(1) Sketching

(2) Rough work: jotting down notes in class or in a meeting, doodling quick diagrams, and marking up documents

I haven’t got an artistic bone in my body – so when I am looking for an stylus that does the job of a pencil, I am looking pretty exclusively for something that will do those second tasks, really, really well.

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Kindle for research reading

I will be one of the first to admit that I use a lot of devices.  While I could probably cut corners in a few places, I like my diversity of choice when it comes to workstations.  My laptop is for writing, traveling, and conferences, but never for running statistical software. Continue reading