handwritten notes

As a memory aid. When the literal content matters. These notes are read and edited iteratively to compose a fine piece of writing, or reread to reinstall force learning. New thoughts and ideas may or may not happen.

As an aid to thinking. Where the outcomes (clarity, insights, ideas, concepts) of having written through a thought process matters. The literal content is not that important.

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