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So who owns the idea of "In Box Zero"?

I know that David Allen is the originator of much of this (I've read the GTD bible a few times) but Kelly Forrister recently claimed that the 'in box zero' idea was all David Allen's during a podcast: http://www.davidco.com/podcasts/play/15.html

I'm confused since I read about ideas leading up to 'in box zero' here a while ago and recently viewed our illustrious editor's Google presentation on the topic.

In the new world of Web 2.0, is citation of sources no longer needed? I know Wittgenstein claimed that 'no ideas are new' and that Bob Dylan once said, "if there's an original thought out there, I could use it right now" (Brownsville Girl) but tipping ones hat to the pantheon of co-creating mashers seems a good idea to me still. http://theanthrogeek.wordpress.com/

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I'm an Applied Cultural Anthropologist with a great deal of interest in improving the quality of life in Fresno by focusing of key issues such as education, commerce and industry. I'm an assistant professor of anthropology at California State University Fresno. I've lived in Jamaica, Mali and Egypt and has conducted fieldwork in Egypt and the United States (in inner cities in New York and the Midwest). I work in the fields of Ethnography, Applied Anthropology and Ethnomethodology. Lately, Web 2.0 and GTD have become my primary passions and means of avoidance.

MY NEWSLETTER http://cultureinscribed.wordpress.com/

MY STUDENTS' PROJECT http://makinganthropologypublic.wordpress.com/

MY WEBSITE http://www.csufresno.edu/anthropology/faculty/mullooly.shtml




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