Q. During meetings, you like to take notes on your tablet, smartphone or laptop. Is that acceptable?

A. “As soon as you take the device out, tell the other attendees, ‘I use my iPad or phone to take notes.’ That way, no one will question if you’re paying attention,” he says.

We were talking about this just the other day. Will giving folks a heads up enough? And also, does typing notes on an iPad seemingly less annoying than an iPhone?