In a digital world, paper notebooks are still as relevant as ever. In fact, the U.S. is just one of the three biggest paper-producing countries in the world. China, Japan, and the U.S. account for more than 50% of the world’s paper production.
But why are bound lab notebooks still the optimal choice for both science professionals and students? As it turns out, scientific lab notebooks offer many benefits that your average word document on your computer can’t include:
- Paper is meditative. The problem with digital technology is that working on a screen can often make you feel anxious. This is because working digitally means you’re working quickly, so during those times when you need to think you may feel rushed and take more risks. This isn’t a good thing when you’re working in the sciences. When you’re writing your work down in a scientific notebook, it’s just you, the paper, and your pen.
- You don’t have to worry about losing your data. Professionals who own notebooks often say the important information is what gets written down. This is because computers, though they’re great for speed and efficiency, are also prone to security breaches and damage. If you drop your laptop or if there’s an unexpected power surge, all your hard work could be gone unless you have it on a backup drive. You don’t need to worry about power surges when you use laboratory notebooks. You just need to keep it dry and don’t lose it.
- Laboratory notebooks give you better project control. You can always try to work with Google Docs or another software program to get your scientific records in order. But scientific lab notebooks are specifically developed with your research and development activity in mind. These notebooks provide continuity in research and a source of information that can be independent of staff changes or software updates.
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