This post at Farnam Street Blog made me think. I have always been ambivalent towards my own marginalia. It all starts with practical reasons; my handwriting is often ineligible, even more so when writing quickly in a small space. I cannot easily search marginalia if it is not in an electronic format. Yet, these thoughts are not usually easily detached from the exact phrase as it appears in the book/article. Fundamentally, I think that my thoughts are not deep enough to “destroy” the book I am reading.
Right now I haven’t found the best way to deal with these random thoughts that past through my head while reading, but I am working on it.