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ibmkahm

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More progress — we've migrated all but one of our team, and we'll migrate her by early next week. I learned enough (read that as: made lots of mistakes) on my own migration so that the others have gone smoothly.

Hi John,

any updates to "Eric and I still plan to record one or more podcasts" ?
I would really like to hear some more details about the move to M365
 

Dmitry Kultaev

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For fun I just looked at some Russell and Hazel binders. GTD coach Julie Ireland uses one of their binders for her next actions and projects lists. I used a binder for many years. Not Russell and Hazel, but Time/Design. Switched to digital when the Palm Pilot showed up. I switched from Palm Desktop to Lotus Notes in 1998, when I went to work for Actioneer. If I had better handwriting I would consider paper and a binder again.
Dear John,

I wonder if someone still holds examples & layouts of Time/Design notebooks from pre-digital GTD era? Would be interesting to see. Or is it correct to day that GTD Paper Organizer PDF set mirrors it pretty well?
 

John Forrister

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Dear John,

I wonder if someone still holds examples & layouts of Time/Design notebooks from pre-digital GTD era? Would be interesting to see. Or is it correct to day that GTD Paper Organizer PDF set mirrors it pretty well?
Hi Dmitry, you can see some images on the Time/system site. In my opinion the images don't quite do justice to what I recall of the Time/Design pages.

The GTD Organizer has the parts, and even has them in a more refined state, in that it contains a set of suggested next actions lists by context. The feature that Time/Design had that the GTD Organizer doesn't try to replicate is the fold-out of the projects list. Time/Design, at least according to my recollection, had a projects list that folded out to the left. That meant that you could have three pages in view, from left to right: projects, next actions, and calendar on the right.

Anyone who used a Time/Design please feel free to correct my description.
 

Josh Mitchell

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Dear John,

I wonder if someone still holds examples & layouts of Time/Design notebooks from pre-digital GTD era? Would be interesting to see. Or is it correct to day that GTD Paper Organizer PDF set mirrors it pretty well?
Yes if anyone has scans or photos of some of the layouts and details, I'd enjoy taking a look as well!

Specifically, the fold out John mentioned... that sounds awesome!

I was tempted to purchase a Time/Design for 2022 but then realized my current digital system is working really well for me...

It's about the thinking!!

Yet, I kind of love the simplicity of the Time/Design system.
 
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