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The Incredible Creative Power of the Index Card

An old-school tool that rivals its digital competitors

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IIt's just a blank little piece of paper measuring a few inches across. And yet, it may be one of the most powerful mediums ever created.

I'm talking about the index card. 4-by-6. 3-by-5. Ruled. Blank. Colored. You're probably familiar with the variations.

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