The original 43 folders.
Ryan Norbauer | Oct 26 2007
I was recently skimming through my beloved old 1934 edition of Progressive Indexing and Filing, which I inherited at a young age from my grandmother—probably my first piece of productivity porn (the book, not my grandmother.) On page 85, I stumbled across a delightful little gem. Apparently, not only did the David not invent the tickler file (news to me), but it's been around since at least 1934.
The tickler file has been central to the GTD workflow since David Allen's first book was published, and I've used one (admittedly on and off, and with varying levels of success) for the last four years. The name of this venerable blog itself is an allusion to the 43 folders that comprise the tickler file (12 months + 31 days).
Here are a couple of tidbits from text:
For a good bid of historical life-hackery, check out this classic tome. If Amazon is sold out, you can also give Abebooks a try.
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