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Merlin Mann | Oct 22 2007
I really enjoyed this video presentation by Michael Wesch on how we make, find, and share information in a world where we've shed the idea of paper as our sole medium for storage and communication -- where ideas can munge and mix freely, thanks to digital collaboration.
Now, of course, as a fan of paper for certain kinds of work, I always feel like jumping in at this point to defend our pulpy little friend from what sometimes turns into a blanket party.read more »
Merlin Mann | Feb 20 2007
Cool-looking collection of CC-licensed Hipster PDA templates include iconic "capture notes," research notes, and (here's a new one for me) a "yarn sorting card." Neat stuff.
Merlin Mann | Jan 29 2007
Merlin Mann | Dec 28 2006
My head swims with the number of Mac GTD apps that have sprung up over the last year or so, one of which is the Quicksilver-friendly Actiontastic. Although I haven't spent more than a few minutes playing with Actiontastic, as described by Podophile it appears to merit a look for Hipster PDA-centric iPod fans:
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Merlin Mann | Dec 19 2006
Merlin Mann | Aug 31 2006
Michael Angeles on his super-slim lofi setup and a very cool-sounding pen:
Merlin Mann | Aug 16 2006
LifeDev lays out some good tips for "idea dumping," based on these seven ideas.
Of course I'm a big fan of #1, but I also think there's some terrific advice in #3 (Plan for not planning on it):
Merlin Mann | Jul 24 2006
As laid out in Chapter 5:
And, as David succinctly states elsewhere in the book, if you don't use a dedicated inbox in the context of a healthy collection habit, your whole house or office turns into your inbox. And that just doesn't scale. Failing to do so in recent weeks may be why you've fallen off the GTD wagon.
So, just as you learned Collection as the first step in implementing GTD (and to subsequently maintain your system), it's precisely the place to start when you're trying to properly get back into it.
And for the errant GTDer, I feel like the most powerful collection exercise is what DA calls "the mind-sweep."read more »
Merlin Mann | Jul 10 2006
Many of these will be familiar to GTD fans, but there are a few I hadn't seen or that are worthy of a second look:read more »
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