I was listening to The Thirsty Developer podcast as I was driving into work this morning and was introduced to an interesting note taking technique called Sketchnotes.  It is interesting in that instead of writing notes as you listen to a talk you more or less doodle.  Being a rather visual person myself this has an appeal.  During the discussion I got the impression that this is based on the concept that a picture was worth a thousand words.  Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that a word is the picture that is worth a thousand word.  Too cliché?  Oh well.  Give the episode a listen and check out Mike Rohde’s blog.  Tools like these could really help as our jobs require us to remember more and more information.