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11 April 2008


Edward Vielmetti

Jim -

I have struggled for a long time with lists of people to call, in part because there's always one more person you might talk to, and in part because every phone I've ever owned has had a built in address book assuming that people stay in categories for a long time and not temporarily.

The hack of the moment is a couple of pieces of masking tape on the back, capable of holding the names of the next dozen people to talk to - easy to refer to, easy to write on with ink, easy to cross off, and not infinite.

Not quite a kanban, but close enough in some way, and having to decide what goes into the short list (and into short term memory) focuses the mind in a way that a huge unprioritized list never will.

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