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It's useful to carry a pocket notepad with you sometimes, but you end up writing notes on all those teeny pieces of paper.
I'd like a pocket notepad that has fewer sheets, but where each sheet folds out to make an 8 1/2 x 11-inch piece of paper. Letter-sized pages which are folded twice vertically
(horizontally) and then once horizontally (vertically) will fit perfectly inside a pocket notebook.
A combination notebook containing some pages of each size would also be useful; for example, in places where there's no backboard to write on the big sheets with.
||I once saw a pad that concertinaed (so the paper was long and thin, rather than letter sized).
||but little pieces of paper look less ridiculus
when you try to unfold them after jamming
them in your pocket. i have issues with
even simple maps, but i have big enough
pockets to carry small pieces of paper.
||also, 8 1/2 by 11 paper has always
seemed to be an irritating size anyway. i
like the index cards for notes and jottings.
i admit that my desk is awash with slips of
||If the notepad unfolded to contain two large sheets attached at all edges, one could unfold it very quickly by inflating it like a balloon. This approach would be good for maps too.