My thoughts on organizers

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

My cell phone is doing things that are reminiscent of a small furry woodland creature in the throes of death. It even makes the same noises, though my phone makes the noises in a highly non-reproducable and intermittent sort of way. Thus, I've been tossing around getting a new cell phone in the near future. That's the first problem.

Along comes problem two: my schedule went from this easy-to-manage one-or-two-things-to-do-a-week to a massive stack of errands and events that I honestly can't come to grips with short of getting a helping hand. I tossed around getting another Palm Pilot or similar device and then decided I should replace my phone and get a Treo 600 (buy at Amazon) because they're waaay cool.

I tossed this around for a week and then ended up deciding to punt on the phone issue until it actually dies and getting a paper organizer that fits in my pocket.

The biggest reason I got a paper organizer and not a PDA (that's "personal digital assistant" and not "public display of affection" in this context for those who are wondering) is that I want less gadgets in my life. Every time I add a gadget to the arsenel, it adds to the total amount of time I'm spending maintaining and fixing things not to mention the huge chunk of time it takes to get the things to work with all the other things I own. This is definitely a case where less is more and more is less.

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