Who else keeps a waste book? 

I carry around a small notebook (usually a 48 page Field Notes) for short fleeting notes. Later I copy them into my commonplace book/zettelkasten/digital garden and expand up them. 

Waste books were used in the tradition of the commonplace book. A well known example is Isaac Newton's Waste Book (MS Add. 4004) in which he did much of the development of the calculus. Another example is that of Georg Christoph L

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I think Austin Kleon use the same "workflow" with small notebooks ... @zerok you do too, dont you ?

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