My Hipster PDA
By user12607856 on Oct 26, 2005
When I first saw this post from the 43Folders web site, I chuckled. I then read it again and slept on it (so to speak), and now I'm a big fan.
I retired my Palm Pilot PDA, 2-3 years ago, and just gave it to my sister-in-law. My main problems with it were the input method, the constant need to sync and keep it recharged.
A couple of weeks ago, I started carrying around my own Hipster PDA, with about 15 blank 3x5 index cards (of different colors) held together with a binder clip and stored in my bum bag. I've mostly been using them to remember TODO items and various ideas I want to explore further.
Then I read all the comments to the Hipster PDA post. All 155 of them. Via a couple of intermediate links  , I arrived at an entry in Jeff's Knowledge Base, that contains various page styles in PDF format.
I've downloaded and printed out (on plain white paper) various of these formats. My Hipster PDA is now backed up a 3x5 piece of cardboard to stiffen it up a bit and give me something to easily write on. I still keep some blank 3x5 index card in my pile, just in case I have to pass something on to someone else, (I hate ripping pages out of a notebook).
Backing up is as easy as your nearest photo-copier.
Other notable links:
- The Redneck Palm Pilot [link].
- The Paper Palm [link]
- Ta-Da Lists. Make Lists and Get Stuff Done. Tada! [link]
- Cool cases for your Hipster [link]
- The Research Notebooks of Linus Pauling [link]
- Thomas Jefferson's Hipster PDA (there's always prior art) [link]
I've noticed that Merlin has a couple of followup posts on the Hipster PDA further along in the monthly archives, so no doubt I'll get some more ideas when I fully read them.