Geoffrey Nunberg has notes from his notes as a note-taker at a conference on notes.
For [Walter Benjamin], the rise of note-taking signaled the book's reduction into a purely transitional object, "an obsolete mediation between two different filing systems." Everything that matters, he said, could be found in the card boxes of the researcher who wrote it, which the scholar studying it had merely to incorporate in his own card index.Ha ha. Brilliant. And archaic. Card boxes.