Brent said:I want to decrease the amount of mental work I have to do when I look at my NA list. I can more quickly choose one of twenty hand-picked NAs than one of a hundred. It requires a little more up-front work to decide on just one NA per project, but I think it's worthwhile when I'm glancing at my NA list for the tenth time today, and I only have a few seconds in which to choose something.
Not having a background in computer programming, I'm sure I am underestimating the amount of overwhelm that volume of Next Actions might cause! My original post was, perhaps, more "theoretical" in nature, and it certainly works for me to have all the next actions that have popped into my head about a particular project on the appropriate next actions list(s). I'm assuming all the next actions you're talking about would fall into the same context, say, @Computer...and would make for a toilet-paper roll sized list!
I'm now listening to the GTD Fast CDs for the umpteenth time (the only program I've been through where I literally hear/learn something new with each listening), and I'm really getting (as per my "How to Be Idle" post) that the system is all about getting MORE done with LESS effort. And only you will know what that looks and feels like for you.