Very interesting article from the artofmanliness.com about the pocket notebooks of 20 famous men. Mark Twain’s custom-made notebooks are a fantastic design; perfect for finding your place immediately. And who among us could evaluate our own behaviour against 13 virtues every day as Benjamin Franklin did?

I love this image of Beethoven with his constant companion, his notebook. Image from http://www.artofmanliness.com/2010/09/13/the-pocket-notebooks-of-20-famous-men/.

Reading about Emerson’s 263 notebooks makes me look at my collection as seriously lacking! And I wonder how I could rig up a system to keep a small notebook tied to my belt like Da Vinci? Enjoy!