Keeping a journal, diary or sketchbook on actual paper is more enjoyable for me than typing entries into my laptop every day. I like the feel of putting pen to paper and along with that comes my penchant for pens, pencils and notebooks. Every so often I’ll look back through my filled books to find info or relive memories. I’d be crushed to lose them. That’s why I was intrigued by a new Kickstarter campaign called Draft. The idea is that they send you a brand new hard bound notebook every month. You have a choice of plain, dot grid or ruled paper and 5 cover colors. You can fill the notebook with whatever you like and when it’s full, you put it in a pre-paid envelope, and ship back it to them. They will then remove the binding, scan each page and put your info into the Draft cloud, Dropbox and Evernote within 5 days. At that point you will be able to access your info from any computer using their web-based interface. The minimum pledge is $29 for 3 months and 3 notebooks. That works out to about $10 per notebook and includes the shipping and scanning service. Higher pledges get you more months/notebooks at a discount. This is obviously a service for busy (or lazy) people because you can already do this yourself with a camera and Evernote. The fact that a stranger can read through your notebooks is concerning to me and that they destroy the books after they’ve been scanned kills the idea for me. What do you guys think? Would you use a service like Draft? If so, the campaign is open till 11/21. They are seeking $20,000 and have earned close to $6000 so far.
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