…one less application to master. In the spirit of Bruce Lee’s "a punch is just a punch" quote, a list is just a list. http://t.co/HU0dLyN3
"In short, the path to mastery is to integrate what you learn so that it becomes as much a part of…"
This resonates particularly this morning, when I’m thinking about GTD and productivity systems - I’ve been flirting with Omnifocus for a few days, which isn’t enough to do it justice I know, but I’m already back to lists and project definitions in plain text files with a nod to Notational Velocity on the iMac, Writeroom on the iPad and PlainText on the iPhone - three different windows for the same set of data, via Dropbox - with a little support from iCal Reminders for date and/or location related tasks. While Omnifocus has a lot to offer, the infamous learning curve is no joke, and I feel that I’d have to dedicate some serious time to get the best out of it. Ordinarily, that wouldn’t be a problem (define:geek) but when it comes to getting things done, the system I use to get things done shouldn’t have to be an onerous project in itself. In the end, a list is just a list. But of course, the idea extends to mastery in the widest sense, be it mastery of productivity, photography or poetry…
That’s no slight to Omnifocus, by the way. Plain text just makes more sense to me right now.
Tried Omnifocus for a bit, but now I’m back to a roll-your-own version of GTD supported by plain text files and iCal. #worksforme
flipped eye gig at the Ritzy 10th Nov w/ @AoifeMannix @LeilaSegal @warsan_shire @InuaEllams Agnes Meadows and me. http://t.co/AN2RLsSn
Earlier, I was talking about Monday evening’s launch, obviously. 5am starts and impulse tweeting apparently impact accuracy. Who knew? ;)
And if you don’t know Tomas Čiučelis, you need to check http://t.co/MxJO6lPH – love his music. Excited about having him there with me.
Next Breaking Silence event with @LewishamArts Nov 17th at Lewisham Library supported by Tomas Čiučelis. 7.45 for 8pm http://t.co/3jXbRta6
And if you didn’t manage to make it to @FreeWordCentre on Monday evening, I’ll be celebrating the launch with another event on the 17th…
Didn’t get to say it properly yesterday, but thank you to everyone who made it to the launch of my collection ‘Breaking Silence’ yesterday.
Morning sweep: residency at Reading Blue Coat School this week. How much work can I get done before the first bell? Hmmm…
Narrating the Caribbean Nation: a conference in celebration of literature and orature, by Peepal Tree. April 2012. http://t.co/c2TRzmli
RT: @wordtraipser "Really inspiring event w @jsamlarose & Christian Campbell @FreeWordCentre. Discussion, ideas & searing performances"
I used to hang with tap dancers. Wonder what they’d make of this. Adidas Original Mega – making music with feet… http://t.co/MCwkUbze
"Somehow, our nostalgia for the print book has started immediately, even though the print book’s still…" http://t.co/HUKPeEoB
Rachel Mennies writes on bibliophilia and e-reading at The Inclusive. I, for one, remember most fondly Borders on Tottenham Court Road, the afternoons and evenings spent dipping into books and magazines, crossing paths with other writers, musicians, magazine editors, designers— it was an amazing place.
A side-thought: the Borders “open reading” model of welcoming browsers obviously didn’t help the bottom line, but was there no other business plan that could have made that kind of social/book space more financially viable?