A Note I Sent Ten Years Ago Today

This morning I found the following email in a folder marked “Generally Funny Things.” It was one of two emails that I had saved in the folder. What really caught my eye was that the date on the email, quite coincidentally, is exactly ten years ago today. The only context I can provide is a guess: A colleague was saddled with taking notes at a conference and wanted some advice on dealing with it.

Here’s what I wrote in response…

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I’ll say nothing more — other than that I still stand by this advice ten years later.