Pen and paper were always by favorite tools for technical designs and for capturing ongoing work notes and I used to buy blue grid paper notebooks in packs of five, to save me a trip to Staples. I even developed a system to cross reference pages to link notes made at different times.
With all those paper notebooks lying around, whenever new note taking technologies emerged, I rushed to try them out and it worked out well enough for me in that I didn't buy a paper notebook in years. Mostly because OneNote covers majority of note taking needs now and partly because some of those new technologies make taking notes as easy as pulling a paper notebook out of the desk drawer.
A reMarkable tablet is a good example of the latter.