conflicting values

Both the time-pressure-reduction movement and the Getting-Things-Done implementation movement have major beachheads (other beachhead here) in the wired city of Seattle.

A concidence? I think not. These ideas rest on a continuum.

There is a point at which it is clear that maximum efficiency has been reached, and no matter how carefully your folders are labeled, you simply cannot add a twenty-fifth hour to the day. You turn a corner. A parent dies. A child dies. You stop. You take a ragged breath. And another.

Then, and only then, will you pick up your high-tech tools with the same respect that Platon Karataev accorded his scythe, because, like him, you know that, in the long run, you too must set them down.

Entropy will win. Be selective of about what you embrace.

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