That's an interesting problem. Simple passwords people can remember, or strong passwords written down? I guess it boils down to wether you are more prone to a break-in and people rifling through other people's desks, or a remote dictionary attack.
I'd personally like to see stuff like fingerprint readers become more widespread, since they allow for incredibly strong passwords without the need to memorize them. But with Microsoft not even supporting their
own fingerprint readers, I don't see it happening soon.
Have you seen the episode of Mythbusters where they bypassed a fingerprint reader? Sorry, I'll never trust one of those devices after that.
I know the general consensus by "experts" is that writing passwords down is stupid. But I think that opinion is stupid. We trust the security to our homes to simple things like a lock and a key we carry in our pocket. Is that really secure? No, but it is
"secure enough". I think for most of us, the same can be said for our personal computers. If I leave my key under the front mat, I'll be broken into. If I leave my password on a sticky note any where near my desk, I take the same risk and deserve what I
get. But if I carry the password around with me, that's pretty darn secure, and probably more secure than using easy to remember passwords.