When you use paper and pen to take notes at meetings, the problem has always been how to transfer those notes on to your computer. You can try scanning them in, but not all programs can recognize handwriting, and once you have scanned them in, you can't change them at all. Or, you can sit at your keyboard and type everything into your computer. That works, unless you have graphs or other pictures to put in. The solution to this problem is Digital Pads.
Digital Pads, also called digital notepads or digital tablets, are a pressure sensitive pad. They look like a clipboard. You put your paper on them, and everything you write on the paper gets saved in the pad's memory. This is easier than carrying your laptop to a meeting with you. Notepads are generally smaller than your laptop, and just slide right into your bag. They don't need to be hooked up to a computer to work and they run on a rechargeable battery, so all you have to do is pull it out, put a piece of paper on it, grab your pen and start writing.
Digital Pads can hold up to 1000 pages in memory, and to upload them into your computer all you need to do is plug it into your computer's USB port. Before you upload your notes, you do some editing of your notes, moving things around so they work better. Some notepads need special paper and pens, but most don't. Some have special styluses that you use to do the writing, but since they don't have ink, nothing is transferred to the paper.
Graphic artists and designers have been using Digital Pads for years. It easier for them to get their drawings on to the computer because they can draw right on the pad instead of trying to draw with the mouse. Drawing with the mouse is very clumsy and it can be hard to get your drawing perfect. That's why artists like using these pads to draw on. If you are interested in the graphic arts, then you should check out one of the pads made especially for graphic artists.