Thoughtworks has published the latest edition of their technology radar this past week. The technology radar documents changes in software development that the teams at Thoughtworks find interesting. I find it interesting to see the techniques and tools that other developers are using and how they differ from what I use. While it’s a highly subjective opinion more than a formal analysis, I always find it interesting to read and generally useful.
I stumbled over a different take on analog note taking and organization called the Everbook. It reminds me a lot of the Bullet Journal I already use, but I think it has some advantages over the normal journal notebooks I use. Instead of a fixed notebook, the Everbook is a leather folio designed to hold bundles of loose paper folded in half. The idea is you can create several bundles, like a journal bundle, project bundles, etc. and use the leather folio to keep them all together. It’s a little pricey, so I may try using the templates and the technique without the actual Everbook at first so I can see how it works for me. I think I can easily combine it with the Bullet Journal method and use it to overcome a few of the annoyances I have with the limitations of the journal notebooks.