Simplicity and the Steno pad

My new “Smart Phone” is an invaluable communication tool for my business and personal life.  I sometimes think it might actually be alive, or at least doing a real good job of imitating consciousness.  At least as conscious as some of the “protesters…

With so many of us glued to our devices, “looking down” into little glowing screens or using the latest of over one million “apps”, it’s become an addiction.  I’ll admit that when my iphone 11 Pro beeps, peeps, or buzzes, I respond immediately.

What in the name of Steve Jobs (RIP), did we do before Wi-Fi and laptops, iPhones and iPads?  I mean even the latest and greatest gadget cant do everything, and batteries do die.  There has to be something to supplement software in a pinch, doesn’t there?

I’ve “Discovered” a “Pad” so simple it doesn’t need a charger, updates, or an “i” in front of its name; the mighty “Steno Pad”.  That’s right kids, step right up and get the fastest operating system known to man, a “steno pad” and pen!

Introduced to me by a great friend and business partner several years ago during one of our “steno session” meetings.  We were accused of being “school teachers” at the bar as we compared notes and jotted away, steno pads smoldering…

The screen wont crack if you drop it, as it “uploads” with the quick flip of the cover in a nano-second.  Yet I think what sold me on the power of the “Steno”, is that unlike dueling laptops, where you can hide behind your screen, the simplicity of this device forces you to be seen…