There is a post by Timothy Ferris, the author of The Four Hour Work-Week, who seems to understand himself as "a note-taking geek of the first class."
He does not use any "digital notetaking tools," saying: "call me old-fashioned, but I’ve noticed that some of the most innovative techies in Silicon Valley do the same, whether with day-planner calendars, memo pads, or just simple notecards with a binder clip. It’s a personal choice, and I like paper. It can be lost, but it can’t be deleted, and I find it faster."
Without further comment:
How to take notes like an alpha-geek