Or, you can put them on cards and notch the edges…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edge-notched_card
Several of the Whole Earth Catalogs (e.g. The Whole Earth Epilogue) use this technique.
pure genius! where has this been all my life!
This is a longstanding bookmaker’s technique, known as an Edge index.
(Sometimes called a “thumb index”, but not to be confusexd with the Thumb index that’s also known as a “cut-in index”, which involves thumb notches actually cut into the page edges.)
See also: Edge-notched cards, the basis of the “knitting-needle computer.”
I fold up a page into a triangle for permanent divisions, but I’m going to start doing this with journals.
Did you know we now have automatic data-processing machines that can accomplish the same feat in a flash? It’s true!
Ha! And I was all proud because I started cutting the corner off of used pages in my log so I could thumb to the current page quickly.
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