Mr. Brooks thinks you can and should use your trusty iPad during a meeting.
Hand written meeting notes suck. They really suck. Digital meeting recordings suck more. Here’s why: neither is searchable without having to read/listen to most of the entire meeting. I can jot a few notes down in Simplenote and search the entire document for one word and in a fraction of a second find it. I can do that on my phone/iPad/computer — to do the same with written notes or recordings you would need to transcribe that information back to the computer — wasting time. I am all for not wasting time.
When I use an iPad to take my meeting notes, upon leaving the meeting I can forget all about having to deal with those meetings notes. They will always be there when I need them, plain and simple. Forget about it.