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The Beginning of a Discipline,
This review is from: Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management (Interactive Technologies) (Paperback)
I helped to review this book and contributed a number of sidebars to it. In working with William, I came to appreciate the depth and breadth of his thinking on PIM. His job in writing this book was really hard. It was, in part, the job of inventing a discipline. Information management is just coming on the radar of large organizations. There are now products to buy and methods to use to make sure that your information repays the effort it takes to collect, organize and deliver it. But for most individuals, information management still means no more than creating folders and making sure you back up. William has done more than anyone to define the concepts and methods individuals can use to make maximum use of their information. He carefully applies his own research and the work of others to helping you sort out your personal information wheat from chaff.
Personal information is everything from your address book to the story you heard on the radio the other day that you decide later you want to share with a friend. Most of us have a hard enough time with our address books, let alone managing the bits and pieces that we don't even know we need! William makes sense out of this mess using his fascinating research and deep knowledge of the field. It's too much to say that William has figured it all out for you, but he can sure enough get you started!
Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management (Interactive Technologies)(11 customer reviews)