For centuries, authors and thinkers have kept commonplace books: focused journals that serve to collect thoughts, quotes, moments of introspection, transcribed passages from reading — anything of purpose worth reviewing later.
One year ago today, my son Connor was born to parents who didn’t know much about how to raise a child. We were ready to do our best, but we knew these next few years would be full of surprises. We knew we’d make mistakes but we’d learn to trust our instincts.
Recently, I bought the strangest little device: an Alphasmart Neo.
If you’re not familiar with the Alphasmart Neo, then check out this great overview from David Kadavy. It’s a keyboard with a screen, and nothing else — a portable word processor that…