Thursday, August 25, 2005
My tickler file
But after trying the tickler for some days I needed to surrender to the power of simplicity. Every day at the end of my work, when reviewing the uncompleted tasks and merging them with the next day ones, I realize the proper priorization of some of them that I have been draging for too long. So either I put them far ahead in the calendar (kind of a "some day/maybe") or I give up doing it ("trash" or "waiting for", if i can have someone to do it for me).
The only inconvenient is to search. It is so unconfortable when someone ask me "are you free on wednesday morning?" and I have to go to my desk, open my drawer and take out a huge folder to browse in all the papers to be able to finally give an answer. I'd rather have a quick look in my small desk calendar. But of course, if I have to keep synchronized the calendar with the tickler file, I loose a lot of time so for the time being I only write the meetings, because once set they don't use to move suddenly.
Emanuel showed me the power of having everything online, but the other day I went to backpackit to finish my list for a BBQ and it was closed for maintenance! Imagine would have it been a more vital issue!
So I'd rather have the tickler system implemented *nicely* in a Palm soon. No matter how happy I might be, I still miss my synchronization... *sigh*