Sure, I have been using Evernote for some time to keep all of my new notes in the cloud, but what about all those binders full of notes from High School and College? They are certainly of no use unless I am in my basement. Plus, the few times I have wanted to have some of them at work I had to put off what I was doing, remember to dig up my notes and bring them to work the following day. Definitely not efficient use of my time.
This past weekend, I took the opportunity to scan three office boxes worth of notes prior to shredding and recycling them. This is just another step toward what Ari Meisel calls your "external brain". You can read about it in his book Less Doing, More Living.
Stay well engineered,