A now-deceased friend of mine used to keep a gadget on his desk which was a long roll of paper with a window on which he could write notes, phone numbers etc. When the window filled, he would roll it forward, and take notes on the new white space. Every 6 months or so he would complete a roll, date and store the old one, put in a new roll and continue. He had a record that way of just about everything he ever did. Tuxcards reminds me of that.
This may be surprising, but I am just about as old-fashioned. Paper has several advantages:
- It doesn't require electricity
- It can't crash (although it can burn)
- It's really inexpensive
But the greatest advantage of paper is that, with my hand, a pencil and a notebook, I can not only write word processor documents but also spreadsheets, vector images and graphs (in any sense of the word). All of them are of crappy quality, but pretty much legible and convenient. At my place, paper even supports a growing collection of algorithms, although they run very slowly.