We are surrounded by electronic solutions to problems, but no matter what technology we develop I doubt we'll ever become a truly paperless society. Frankly, I don't think we would want to be. There is a mystique to the printed word that could be surpassed in convenience by electronic ink, perhaps, but the charm of books remains undiminished more than two thousand years after their invention.
For taking notes, I have rejected electronic devices. No interface is as easy to use as a pen on paper, no file management system is as intuitive as a notebook, and no digital bells and whistles can possibly compensate me for the single most useful aspect of paper: it never crashes. I can carry a sheet of paper in my back pocket through wind, rain and snow, and although it may wear, tear or stain, I can pretty much always read what I have written, and I never have to fear that a fatal software problem will rob me of my efforts, as has distressingly happened all too often with word processors in my life.
We are often so willing to believe in electronic tools as miraculous labour saving advances in technology that perhaps we sometimes forget that there are timeless solutions to everyday problems that surpass their digital equivalents in both their economy and their utility.