I brainstormed ways people store their addresses today. I tried to capture them all in one picture:
- Traditional Address Book (paper bound book)
- In an Excel Document or Computer Program
- On your Cellular Phone
- On your Tablet
- On Index Cards and file box
- Scratch pieces of paper, ripped envelopes, & tossed in a bag
The illustration above is of my various ways to organize my addresses. I understand technology is here to stay and always changing. Some generations value the traditional paper bound address book whereas my daughter's generation is comfortable with a digital version.
While storing addresses in a cellular phone or the cloud may be quick or efficient, I find it risky.
How often do you see "My phone died and I had to get a new one, lost my contacts, if you want me to get a hold of you, send me your information again."? If you store everyone's phone number, address, and email in a hand written version - it will take an act of God to destroy it.
Just saying, a power outage doesn't erase your handwriting.