All six of my readers will have noticed that I use Evernote a lot. And I've noticed, over the past few months, that my whole note repository has been slowing down.
David Allen published Getting Things Done in 2001. Useful mobile productivity was still a good half-decade away, so Allen presented GTD in a low-tech form that everybody could understand: paper. Figuring out how to marry GTD with technology was left as an exercise for the student.
A picture of modern life: the world hands you a mountain of shit, and you have to figure out how to get today's list of it done. It's a shit cascade.
If we're going to build a Machine for getting shit done, it makes sense to spend a little effort thinking about requirements. What parts does the problem have, and how do the relationships between those parts constrain the solution space?
For much of my life I was really bad at accomplishing things. It was a question of execution, and I never really learned how.I was in my forties before I really figured out how to get shit done.
I used to be a blogger. It was a thing. Then I wasn't, for a while. Didn't have much to say. Now I find that I do. So here's the proposal...