Scott Monty - Strategic Communications & Leadership Advisor

Scott Monty - Strategic Communications & Leadership Advisor

Sometimes, it's helpful to return to a time when the world's information didn't move quite to fast, when we had more time to think without the need to check more than a handful of email accounts & social networks, and before we were drinking from a firehose of information. That's one reason I carry 3x5 index cards and a jotter and keep fountain pens on my desk.

It's somewhat of an homage to my 1.0 self that requires me to put away the laptop and focus on what's in front of me without pop-ups, notifications or other interruptions. Plus, it's undeniably useful and accessible. It's always with me, it never crashes, and the flight attendants don't make me put it away when the plane is taking off lr landing. ;-)

Imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered this USB typewriter that can connect to your iPad (via Mashable):

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You can check out more about the USB Typewriter here.

I'm reminded of Leroy Anderson's famous tune "The Typewriter," written for the Boston Pops:

Try performing that with an iPad!

Sometimes, 1.0 can bring added benefits. Try slowing down from time to time, in whatever manner suits you. And if you're in the market for a jotter, you can get your own here: