Over dinner last night I was talking to my husband about my thoughts on note-taking and specifically, that I felt my notes were too wordy and in depth due to using the voice recorder.  He suggested that it wasn’t such a bad thing, as it offered the opportunity to go back later and review/edit down the notes to a more compact form.

Essentially his idea was that by editing later I would more thoroughly embed the ideas in my head and offer myself the chance to put any further musings onto the page. 

From a time perspective this would only be useful if the voice recorder starts getting almost everything right; if I have to edit the long notes as well as compress them it starts to take a lot of time.  But assuming for the moment that I can get the long notes to the point where no editing is required, do you think there is any usefulness to the second pass?