A man's gotta know his limitations.
I've written about how I use my iPhone as a travel tool before, but I've begun using it as an assistive device even when the travel involves much shorter trips. An assistive device for my memory, that is.
So what do these things have in common?
These are all ways I compensate for a memory that sometimes needs help.
A is a car reservation confirmation. That, along with air, hotel and parking reservations, go in Evernote accesible on the phone, just in case the printouts get forgotten at home or misplaced along the way. B is a copy of theater tickets. Evernoted again for the same reason as the car reservation.
But it is C and D for which I feel particularly clever. I now snap a photo of my hotel room number and my parking ramp level when I go out. It's pretty embarassing having to go to the registration desk at a hotel to admit one does not remember one's room number. And who has the time to spend walking several levels of a parking ramp pushing the unlock button on the key fob hoping to see the lights of one's car flashing?*
My next photo safari will include the Christmas dinner shopping list to take with me into town today.
I guess if one is going to be senile, one had better be clever about it.
Any assistive/travel tips you'd like to share related to your phone?
* Oh, I've seen phone-tography (I think I just made that up!) increasingly take the place of note taking in education. Why write down what's on a presenter's slide when you can just take a picture? Ditto for information in a print reference source. Or your classmate's notes.