Have you kept your college NOTEBOOKS?

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    Jul 14, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    Probably if you're in your 20s you may still have them, but for guys over 30, do you still have your college books or old notebooks?
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    Jul 14, 2012 3:00 AM GMT
    Finally tossed the note books (came in handy when I went back to school, funny how different instructors grade the same work).
    It's the disk (yeah, floppy and three inch...one day maybe I'll get them on the external drive; most likely not--may toss them in the next move.
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    Jul 14, 2012 3:24 AM GMT
    i throw them out at the end of every semester. i dont have any room for them...
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    Jul 14, 2012 4:32 AM GMT
    No, I dont have my Mead 5 Star Notebooks anymore
  • tyler_helm

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    Jul 14, 2012 4:44 AM GMT
    Most of my Undergrad one went to garbage. My Graduate work is in my Closet. Although I discovered the other day that when I filed my Thesis I didn't have enough money to buy one for myself. It is kind of weird that so much of my energy went into it and I don't even have a copy
  • Karl

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    Jul 14, 2012 4:47 AM GMT
    oh yes , I have kept some memorial notebooks since I was in primary school.
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    Everytime I look at it I feel happy
    for the studying book, I burnt them all at the end of every semester icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 14, 2012 4:49 AM GMT
    After 20 years, hell yes!!! ( I threw them out, that is)icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 14, 2012 4:52 AM GMT
    Karl said
    for the studying book, I burnt them all at the end of every semester icon_lol.gif


    In this country, the studying book gets "updated" almost every year making it difficult to get more than $10 for the A&P text you paid $63 for...
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    Jul 14, 2012 5:09 AM GMT
    I threw them out after about ten years. My grad school notebooks were all transferred to 5-1/4 inch floppies, which I still have but I have no machine to read them with any more. I've got loads of data from post doc years on jazz drives and optical discs that nobody can read any more. But at least they don't take up very much room in the closet.

    Nowadays, I still keep a paper notebook for each project, but as soon as it's finished, it all gets scanned to a PDF and backed up in remote RAID.

    Oh, I still have all of the hardbound textbooks. Sometimes I go back to them and can't figure out why they don't mention... oh yeah. It hadn't been discovered yet. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 14, 2012 5:15 AM GMT
    I finished college only four years ago, but I got rid of my old notebooks pretty soon after I graduated because I moved later that fall. I didn't want a bunch of notebooks to weigh me down icon_lol.gif

    However, I still have most of my old papers (even from high school!) on a flash.
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    Jul 14, 2012 5:18 AM GMT
    I have my algebra and calculus notebooks with all the formulas neatly boxed in just in case I need them again some day and I have a few marketing formulas from two semesters ago in a notebook. I guess I decided to keep them just in case something comes up in a future class...
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    Jul 14, 2012 6:23 AM GMT
    I think I kept mine for about five years. It was odd paging through my writing of calculus problems, etc.
  • araphael

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    Jul 14, 2012 6:24 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidProbably if you're in your 20s you may still have them, but for guys over 30, do you still have your college books or old notebooks?


    Of course.
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    Jul 14, 2012 6:24 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI think I kept mine for about five years. It was odd paging through my writing of calculus problems, etc.


    And didn't it come in SO handy?!?!?!?
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    Jul 14, 2012 6:28 AM GMT
    I never had a notebook in college, period. I therefore never had any to throw out.

    I also never had a laptop. Just the noggin.
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    Jul 14, 2012 6:34 AM GMT
    Snoop_Dawg_Cranky said
    wrestlervic saidProbably if you're in your 20s you may still have them, but for guys over 30, do you still have your college books or old notebooks?

    No, but strangely my college newspaper, for which I was a very prolific writer, has scanned copies of the paper going back 40-some years and all of a sudden all my old articles are available on google.

    I found this out the other day when my dad looked up from his laptop and said, "Damn, you were a really good writer in college!"


    Ha, those must be fun. I hope to God none of my Berkeley Political Review material makes it to the web.
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    Jul 14, 2012 6:46 AM GMT
    Snoop_Dawg_Cranky said
    principal0 said
    Snoop_Dawg_Cranky said
    wrestlervic saidProbably if you're in your 20s you may still have them, but for guys over 30, do you still have your college books or old notebooks?

    No, but strangely my college newspaper, for which I was a very prolific writer, has scanned copies of the paper going back 40-some years and all of a sudden all my old articles are available on google.

    I found this out the other day when my dad looked up from his laptop and said, "Damn, you were a really good writer in college!"


    Ha, those must be fun. I hope to God none of my Berkeley Political Review material makes it to the web.

    Oh, it will. This was actually a project of google's..and they plan to digitize every college paper, journal, and law review, going back to the Pleistocene era.


    Marvelous. I was hoping my earlier stylistic ineptitude could haunt me into the future.
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    Jul 14, 2012 7:22 AM GMT
    Yup.icon_biggrin.gif Lost all my word essays and art files when I dropped my portble HD. But I still have all my paper notepads from all the class hand written notes.
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  • BardBear

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    Jul 14, 2012 10:54 AM GMT
    When I recently moved from Colorado to Florida, I finally got rid of them. I did use them, repeatedly, in my work and research. However, I'd internalized most of the information, so, by now, they were ready to be gone.

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    Jul 14, 2012 11:10 AM GMT
    Yes, I'm still finishing my doctorate. All my books are precious along with my notes.
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    Jul 14, 2012 12:34 PM GMT
    Some of them. They're artifacts of an overpriced education. Was just flipping through a few old papers last week, thinking, "Who *was* this person?"

    So, is saving old notebooks a sign of something? Self-centered-ness? Sentimentality? The early stages of hoarding?
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    Jul 14, 2012 12:36 PM GMT
    Yes i'm a hoarder icon_biggrin.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 14, 2012 12:43 PM GMT
    I have kept my textbooks from many of my college and law school classes and notes for about 50% of my college classes and until recently and about 90% of my classes while in law school. I've since dumped part of them... and really need to review some of that stuff. I hate too much "retained junk", unless there is a practical purpose. I do, however, have every college and law school publication with which I served as an editor, never get rid of those!

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  • TheBizMan

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    Jul 14, 2012 1:00 PM GMT
    No because I find the majority of my education useless.

    However this year I'll be focused completely on my major, therefore I will probably keep these notes for a while.
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    Jul 14, 2012 1:00 PM GMT
    No. I still have to take continuing ed classes for my job and those notebooks get thrown out as well after a few months.