I was given a Commonplace Book by my Grandfather in my youth and told how useful it could be.

Now my iPad serves a similar purpose, saving quotations, ideas, practical techniques and other scraps of knowledge that may prove helpful.

The best ideas of today quickly get lost in tomorrow’s thoughts; attention is both narrowly focussed and capricious. The archives here may therefore be as worthy as what you see in front of you now.

And let’s not forget the other definition of ‘commonplace’; as something dull, obvious and everyday. Nothing matters really; make of what’s gathered here what you will.