Monday, April 11, 2005

a million monkeys typing � Keeping It Personal

Douglas Johnston's ever-interesting "a million monkeys typing" blog has a fascinating article at the moment called Keeping It Personal, which lays down his ideas for integrating personal items, such as doodles, sketches, journal entries, and so forth, into your daily planning system in order to build a more personal bond with your planner and help build what David Allen calls a "trusted system". This is different to the system I use (journal in a Moleskine, planning on a Palm) in ways which, frankly, worry me, because I love my Moleskine and, at the moment, I resent and distrust my Palm, and find it more inconvenient than convenient. I think Doug has an excellent point, but I shudder at the thought of changing my system in such a drastic way.


Anonymous said...

Neal, glad that you blog today!
I'm starting to see why you and others, like to carry your moleskine around better then a palm. It's just like with me,I like my point and shoot camera, better
then a digital camera. today's technology is over my head. some technology is great, like e-mail and things like that, But don't you think too much of a good thing is bad?
have a great day or night what ever it is over there. :-D

Neal said...

I don't think it's so much a case of too much of a good thing being bad, more that I (personally) like to get back to basics every once in a while. I can really relate to Douglas's point about building a personal bond with your system. If you don't do that, what's the motivation for using it?