- They and their followers are generally nice people with interesting things to say on a wide range of list related subjects and
- The whole idea of wasting time on efficiency just fills me with silent laughter that sustains me when the real world gets unfunny.
There are two tactical reasons for keeping a list of things to do:
- When you are interrupted with a new task (a thought of your own or someone else asking for your help), you can write it on the list instead of breaking off whatever you are doing and
- You always have something to do
People write their lists on computers, notebooks, loose leaf pads and all sorts of things. But...there are few things less helpful than a list that is somewhere you aren't. If I'm walking the dog or gardening or shopping and suddenly have a thought, I will forget it before I get to my computer or my A4 notebook in my study.
But a sheet of A4 paper folded three times to A7 will fit in any pocket and hold any thoughts, distractions and tasks until I get back to base.