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  • n  a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note
  • v  write briefly or hurriedly; write a short note of

  • Jeppesen began jotting notes for his own use in the '30s, when charting a course by air meant reading road maps or "hugging" railroad tracks.
  • A typical moment at her office finds Klein reviewing a screenplay by phone with its writers and jotting notes while glancing at an incoming e-mail on her BlackBerry, motioning .
  • Equally methodical for the stage, Sondheim does not simply write songs; he writes scores so intricately interconnected that he began Into the Woods by jotting down a musical motif .
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  • Why I'll miss skeuomorphism in iOS
    One of the first things I loved about my first iPad—a first-generation model bought about six months after the product launched in 2010—was the native Notes application. Silly? Sure: Even now the app is limited, providing basically a plain text file that’s mostly useful for making a grocery list or jotting down quick ideas. But I thought it was beautiful. Why? Because Notes was more than ...
    June 18, 2013 - Macworld

  • John Thompson III in
    I've already started jotting down notes, writing down thoughts,Thompson said, "figuring out how we can get back."
  • Buck Showalter in
    When I got older I started to realize how important my notebook was to my daily life, just jotting ideas down. I realized it can be easier to illustrate things sometimes graphically rather than verbally. Then I got some pretty good feedback on... Demetri Martin Feb 2, 2010 54849 72628 jotting I had known 'Wak' in Arizona," Showalter said in a telephone interview. "So when I got the job in Texas, I wanted him to be on my staff. I remembered him carrying around a little notebook, jotting things down. He was very organized. I could...

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