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  • "Keeping chanced on issues came upon is the lacking guide for twenty first century literacy. we are on the epicenter of a swiftly increasing universe of non-public details. Books, song, photographs, video clips, e-mail, contacts, calendars, wills, money owed, files, and receipts: how do we hold our piles and documents from spiraling uncontrolled? William Jones has the reply during this vital ebook approximately discovering our thoughts and organizing our lives. A needs to- learn for designers, builders, librarians, and an individual else who cares in regards to the way forward for details interaction." -- Peter Morville, writer of, Ambient Findability, and knowledge structure for the area large internet "Today, software program can convey unparalleled help for dealing with our ever extra copious info. This landmark publication presents special wisdom of habit and know-how that's crucial for potent layout and use of those productiveness tools." -- Jonathan Grudin, relevant Researcher, Microsoft examine


, Pages xi-xv

, Pages xvi-xvii
Chapter One - A learn and a practice

, Pages 2-21
Chapter - a private area of information

, Pages 22-53
Chapter 3 - A framework for private details management

, Pages 54-77
Chapter 4 - discovering and re-finding: From have to information

, Pages 78-119
Chapter 5 - maintaining and organizing: From details to need

, Pages 120-151
Chapter Six - holding for now and for later

, Pages 152-177
Chapter Seven - dealing with privateness and the move of information

, Pages 178-209
Chapter 8 - Measuring and evaluating

, Pages 210-241
Chapter 9 - Making experience of things

, Pages 242-269
Chapter Ten - electronic mail disappears?

, Pages 270-297
Chapter 11 - seek will get personal

, Pages 298-317
Chapter Twelve - PIM at the go

, Pages 318-345
Chapter 13 - PIM at the Web

, Pages 346-367
Chapter Fourteen - Bringing the items together

, Pages 368-385
Chapter Fifteen - discovering our method in (to) the future

, Pages 386-401

, Pages 403-421

, Pages 423-430

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An email message as an information item might contain as an attached item the scanned image for the recipe. Similarly a paper envelope as an item can contain the letter as an item. Once the letter is taken out of the envelope or the attachment saved separately from the email message, these items can be stored, retrieved, moved, copied, distributed, and deleted independently of and in the same way as their containing items can be stored, retrieved, moved, copied, distributed, and deleted independently.

Who can see email messages newly arrived and not be tempted to look and perhaps send a quick response? We may say things like “this shouldn’t take long” or “I’m just gonna. . ” An hour or more may pass before we manage to return to our original context. We move continuously through a day from need to information and from information to need. Tools built with an awareness of this basic “warp and weft”10 of informational interactions can help us to weave an informational fabric with a strength, utility, and beauty far greater than a simple jumble of its component threads.

Paper printouts, for example, can be easily taken wherever we go, marked up, and then discarded when “used up” (with the assurance that the digital original remains). Email messages carry an expectation of response. Digital photographs and videos representing events in our lives are irreplaceable. Variations in PIM for different forms of information will be covered—especially in Chapter 6’s discussion of maintenance. Just as important, however, are the common considerations of PIM that apply regardless of information form.

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