Now here's some cool technology: The Anoto Pen
This little gizmo records everything you write, while you write it! No more lugging your laptop to the conference room, or to that cubicle on the other side of campus, to capture notes during your contextual inquiry.
…just write them with this pen (on the special paper) and beam it to your computer when you get back. Pretty amazing!
Not convinced yet? They even have user scenarios on their web site!