Commonplace books were like Tumblr and Pinterest, said Tom Standage. Il taccuino, lo zibaldone di pensieri, era un antesignano dei social network. Parola di Tom Standage. http://tomstandage.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/how-commonplace-books-were-like-tumblr-and-pinterest/
"Every job, to be well done, requires the proper use of the proper tools. Reading is no exception to this rule. Besides being sure that I have the proper lighting, there are three tools that are always close at hand when I sit down to read - a small sized dictionary, my Reader's Journal, and my Commonplace Book."