I am totalmente newbie to the world of shorthand but I am attracted to it and like practicality of it (even in the modern age of electronics).
At the moment I am not planning to be a court reporter (or anyone that needs very, very fast writing) but a regular note taker while reading. Would like to learn Gregg at some point of time. Do I have to learn a book from cover to cover for shorthand to be useful or i am allowed to take bits that are useful for my purpose and leave aside other?
I mean if I take Pre-Ani or Ani system should I commit myself to it from cover to cover?
Is there a point at which shorthand becomes useful even if all book has not been studied?