Re: Technical Communication and GTD?

Subject: Re: Technical Communication and GTD?
From: Ed <glassnet -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 09:34:01 -0500

On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 9:14 AM, Eric J. Ray <ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com> wrote:
> I'd be interested in hearing more about how you are implementing
> GTD (Getting Things Done, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getting_Things_Done)
> as technical communicators? Have you tried it? Does it help?
> Do you have other systems/techniques you use?

In 2008 I spent quite a bit of time reading and listening about GTD.
Implementing the process, or some alternate scheme, took too much time
when I was fully engaged in document production. I can't change my
tools, so I am bound to MS Word, Sharepoint, Outlook (web and client),
and other MS products. It's not a good situation, but it is what I am
paid to use.
I have a desktop system, and that is where my Oultook mail and tasks
are stored. Also have to maintain a PST on my hard drive there, as our
Outlook limit is 50MB. Yes, I laugh at that too.
I also work from home system at times, and can only get to email thru
the web client, which lags every web client experienced by me. This
morning it took me about 5 minutes per email to read and delete 15
messages.
I traveled about 6 weeks last year, and used my linux notebook.
Problematic at times with wireless, but was able to make do. Company
notebook not available, and that is fine with me.
Still looking for a GTD-like solution such as a simple PIM or similar
utility that I can run from USB memory. The sticking point is what
utility would be cross-platform, Windows/Ubuntu?
For now I'm focusing on memory stick, as even the best phone solution
would require significant personal investment, and would be limited by
the phone OS.
--
Ed
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