Me, I pile.
Here’s the strategy of the pile:
% you get a lot of things every day in the interoffice mail, or even real mail.
% much of this you know what to do with.
% some of it you don’t know what to do with.
% that’s what you pile.
% the pile grows old and after a while you fear to look at what is within it.
% after a while, you throw away the pile.
% the moment you throw the pile away, you need something that was within it.
% Still, you’re better off without the pile.
The moment the pile is gone, you begin a new pile.
Here is the strategy of those who file.
* Here is an item. I need to file it.
* But… where?
* I’ll call Beverly. She will know where to file it.
* Beverly files it.
* Beverly goes to teach school somewhere.
* Nobody understands my filing system.
Go ahead! Which do you prefer??