Why business cards are still the best way to exchange contact information

It’s a pain in the ass to try to beam contact information from one smartphone to another. With a business card, you just take it from the other person, stick it in your pocket, and later you can scan it in a few seconds.

Maybe someday somebody will invent a universal smartphone app that’s as reliable and easy as exchanging business cards. Maybe it’s available right now and just hasn’t gotten popular yet. But until then, business cards ftw (as people no longer say on the Internet).

beef-o-lipso comments on LinkedIn and Evernote are teaming up improve business card scanning. In other news: Yes, young people, business cards are still useful

LinkedIn and Evernote working together to improve business card scanning

I love Evernote’s business card scanning. For the first time in my career, I can actually file all the business cards I’ve collected. And LinkedIn integration has proven very helpful. Improvements in the service based on this announcements seem to be small. But I’m glad to see the two companies make it official.

LinkedIn, Evernote Team To Digitize Your Rolodex – InformationWeek

Update: I initially headlined this post “Rolodex” rather than “Evernote.” My fingers were having an 80s party.