This is an old photo, but also applies today. It was in reference to starting a new job and taking down notes in shorthand. Any duties, names, etc. This can help you write down more information. Sometimes you aren't at a desk with a computer. Or maybe it's a job without a computer. Or you take notes while the laptop is getting set up by IT for you.
I changed the bolded title. Anytime you're in a job and you can't use a computer or other electronic equipment. The laptop died. The network is down. The wifi is down.
Write a novel in shorthand. Someone on another board said if they ever wrote a novel they wanted it printed in Gregg Shorthand. I suggested just writing the novel in shorthand first. Or even after. Works great if you want to keep it a secret or you don't have a laptop or other ways to write your novel.
Also if you outlining a novel or article or blog post. You could do this quickly in shorthand.
Writer's workshops or other events. You can take down notes faster.
For those wondering how this might work, you could even practice your shorthand by going to Gutenberg and finding an old novel to write in shorthand.
Shorthand makes it easy if you think faster then longhand or typing.
Student for taking notes of lectures, making extracts and writing original compositions. Great for writers, editors, etc.
Jotting down evidence as it comes from witnesses when they don't want to have video or any other record of their voice. In most states this is still legal and binding as it was never removed off of any books or laws as steno shorthand on machines is still used.
Make notes of what you are reading. If you're on a phone or tablet that won't let you switch or use two views, this is a great way to jot down what you read.
Diary of a traveler. Quick way to jot down thoughts. Plus it's more condensed so you only have to carry a small notebook and can write more.
Clergyman or other religious teacher of sorts. Write down sermons or thoughts or lessons.
From an old shorthand book. Any job that you can't bring you computer into the office or any other equipment (your laptop is docked and hooked up or you still use a desktop computer), this would work. Also, those meetings that you don't want to bring a laptop but still need notes or might want to take them.
When you write something down you can remember it. When you read it over and over, you can remember it better. Writing it in shorthand will allow you to write something down completely and accurately. When you write better notes, you remember then.
"Gregg Shorthand had achieved the most extraordinary success ever attained by any system in the history of shorthand." John Robert Gregg, 1922