Thursday, June 26, 2014

How You’ll Get Organized - James Fallows - The Atlantic

Excerpt from a James Fallows personal information management reality check, based on interviews with Mitch Kapor, Esther Dyson, David Allen, Phil Libin, and Mark Bernstein

"Year by year tools for coping with the onslaught have also been improving—but more slowly. Electronic calendars, online collaboration systems, search engines and archives, and the converging technologies that make up the smartphone revolution did something, but never quite enough, to put people in control of information. “I sometimes wonder whether, with all this data, people have just given up,” Mitch Kapor, a personal-software pioneer, told me recently. “They may just have resigned themselves to living in this infinite sea of information.”"
How You’ll Get Organized - James Fallows - The Atlantic
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