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Not Getting Things Done

Tags: lactose intolerance, robots, “belly up!”, GTD.

As I was saying to a friend of mine this week, it is practically a law of nature: “what ye mock, shall ye become.” In her case, this had to do specifically with lactose intolerance and the whole organic food NPR yoga industrial complex that lies in wait on the far side of hipness for so many women of Generation X. In my case, well, there are about a million ways in which that law is true, but one among many is my trip down the rabbit hole of GTD.
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OGTD, Original Gangsta

GTD is the new TCB.

As you might have guessed from the subtitle of this weblog, I am amused by declarations of the form “X is the new Y.” I have lately been informed, for example, that organic is the new kosher, Google is the new Netscape, quiet is the new loud, Clarendon font is the new Helvetica, chili fries are the new onion rings (Lisa rendered this verdict, but neglected to provide a link), Thursday is the new Friday, but Friday, once the new Saturday, is now the new Tuesday, and everything you can possibly think of, from anal sex to zombies, is the new black.

I was less amused to learn that, according to the Boston Globe, “getting organized is the new dieting.” I am pretty much immune to the siren song of dieting fads and gurus. But I cannot say the same thing about my resistance to the peddlers of organizational devices and schemes.
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