Meaning of Red line on Wernher Von Braun's daily planner.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by yaxomoxay, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. yaxomoxay macrumors 68030


    Mar 3, 2010
    While browsing Von Braun's papers online, I found his planner from 1969. It's a modified phone book as you can see from the letter ordered pages, which is interesting in itself considering that he was at the helm of the Apollo program and he could probably afford something more professional looking.
    My weird question - probably for the wiser (aka older ;) ) people here - is about the weird line at the center of each page. Some parts are red, some are not, it's handmade, and central. What is the meaning of that visible red line? Is it an older method to checkmark things, or to signal a follow up item?

  2. noisycats macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2010
    The 'ham. Alabama.
    Total guess: part doodle, part progress tracker. When the tasks on a page are complete, a solid red line marks it 'off'. Makes it easy to see if a past task still needs completing or follow up.
  3. Zenithal macrumors 604

    Sep 10, 2009
    No idea, but it's definitely something I've seen before in old journals/diaries/planners. My theory has always been that it's a modified method of Pauk's note taking system.

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