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How ESPN reporter covers NASCAR with an iPad

Dave Caolo , @davidcaolo

ESPN Pit Reporter Dave Burns covers NASCAR's premiere Sprint Cup Series for the network. He's been reporting on racing for many years, and recently abandoned his personal paper-based note system for carefully selected iPad apps.

Burns says that note-taking is "highly personal," and that ESPN does not require him to use a certain system. For years, he effectively used a paper form the he devised himself. When the iPad debuted, however, Burns saw the potential.

The digital system he's created includes Note Taker HD and SimplyPDF. He also uses a FreeOneHand iPad case as it prevents overheating, unlike a full-cover case he used.

It's an interesting story which includes a sample of the notes Burns takes on race day.