Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What's an index card?

History News Network in the US is taking an online poll: do historians still use index cards? Funny and instructive comments.

Personally, I gave up index cards a long time ago, but I still have boxes of old ones, and sometime a card can transport me back instantly to the time and place and obsession under which it was made.

More than index cards, I mourn the demise of Squarenote, a DOS-based digital system that replaced index cards for me but that never made the transition to Windows. Have been using something called Personal Knowbase, but it's much less satisfying The HNN commentators seem to suggest Zotero. Suggestions?
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