Taking notes on a computer or phone is never going to be as easy as taking notes with a pad and pen. Especially if you used to be a policy debater or ever learned shorthand. You have a method for speedily jotting down all the relevant stuff that's just light years faster than predictive type and whatever the hell gadgets like the Note 7 promise you can do with a stylus. It's what makes Wacom's Bamboo Spark incredibly appealing. It's a pad, pen and paper that allows you to digitise all of your notes, giving you the beauty of the cloud without all the hassle of hunt and pecking on your phone.