Ask E.T.

Edward Tufte has a great website. A companion for his printed press (this one's my favourite) it also has an active forum: ask E.T.

In a recent post thinking and paper he quotes from a New Yorker article by Gladwell:the social life of paper:

the messy desk is not necessarily a sign of disorganization. It may be a sign of complexity: those who deal with many unsolved ideas simultaneously cannot sort and file the papers on their desk, because they haven't yet sorted and filed the ideas in their head.

The rest of the thread brings up the myth of the paperless office, bill gates' paperless office, the passion for paper and this method of dealing with paper. Wow:


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