Do you file? Or do you pile?

July 31, 2007, 12:41 AM UTC


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??