“We’re drowning in information.” says Douglas C. Merrill, former chief information officer for Google.
Merrill has authored a book with James Martin called Getting Organized in the Google Era. One of the best tips Douglas Merrell has involves changing your notion of digital filing. He suggests “search, don’t file”. As as long time filer, I agree with this completely. Filing takes time, energy and effort .
The trick here, I think, is to let go of our need to file.
What do you think; have you done away with filing digital ‘stuff’? Or do you have a different method for managing digital clutter?
(Thanks to David Franken for passing on the full article. Original source: Sydney Morning Herald)