I have a longstanding problem….

notes_imagewith paper post-it notes. I’m an addict.  I have a computer monitor on my desk for a rarely used desktop computer.  It is covered with a multitude of post-it notes of varying age and quality.  I would like to stop.  But I’m not sure if I can….

Recently I found out about a sort of post-it note feature for Firefox from this column in the Boston Globe: Keeping Word confidential(It is at the bottom in their tip-of-the-week section) I’m not sure it will replace all my paper versions–I’m not putting passwords in there–but it might work for other things.  It has a little yellow icon at the bottom of my browser to easily click from a web page and add it to my list.  You can add notes and stuff beyond just bookmarking a page.  I’m not getting the most out of it yet, I’m sure, but I would like it help me out of my paper problem.

And if you want to participate in the research you can help the developers out.  You have the option of submitting your usage patterns to the team when you download and set it up.  Or you can go to their discussion forum from there to help guide the creators and comment on functionality.  Of course, they don’t call it post-it, its official name is:

list.it, the Latitudinal Information Scrap Trapper that Indexes Things

http://groups.csail.mit.edu/haystack/listit/

I hope this works.   I could use the desk top space that my monitor post-it holder takes up.