I’m not going to tell anyone that they can’t use SuperFocus electronically if they really have to. I’m just going to say that I vastly prefer working it in an ordinary ruled notebook with a ordinary ball pen (yes! they really do still make these things!)
For me there are two reasons. One is psychological and the other is practical.
Psychologically, I find electronic lists cold and unfeeling. My notebook on the other hand feels alive. All those irregularities, crossings out, mistakes and so on make it something I can relate to. The feel of the paper, the weight of the book, the flourish with which I can close a page, the excitement of writing the first line on a new page, all of that makes me feel this book is a part of me.
Practically, however slick the implementation electronic time management always has an overhead. Even on a full-size desktop keyboard, it takes more time to make an entry than with paper and pen. And then there’s the temptation to complicate. First you start tagging your entries so that you can filter them, then you put in links to documents and so on. All very useful, no doubt, but it makes entering a task an exercise in data management.
On two occasions I have done live demos of systems on this blog. I did one for AF4 and one for 3T. Both these meant that instead of working from my usual notebook, I had to work on the computer instead. I found this to be really tiring. It was like riding a bicycle against a head wind.