||[Dec. 18th, 2010|10:38 pm]
With the advent of tablet PCs, pads, and such, I was wondering whether it was worth considering the futuristic model of the venerable lab notebook. Is it time to go paperless? On the plus side, there is the possibility to integrate audio (narration), schematics, and photos, with the text, and have all the information uploaded into a centralized server (the idea came to my mind after I had to work my way through a couple of notebooks of a student who had recently left... :) :) ). On the minus side, it is much easier to loose the information, there is the possibility of tampering, patenting issues, and cost.
Has anyone tried? If yes, how did it go, what hardware/software was used, any other helpful information... :)
Thanks and season's greetings everyone!