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The Productivity TIP System: Organizing Your Time, Information, and People by Laura Stack

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Section #2: INFORMATION

 

My first (real) corporate job was with TRW Defense Systems in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I remember my coworkers “oooohhhing” and “ahhhhhing” over the brandnew fax machine in the department. (Remember the grease-paper rolls?) Even at my young age, I can recall thinking, “This cannot be a good idea.” We used to be able to put documents in the regular mail, and the turnaround time was at least a week. Then the fax machine came along…and our customers got used to instant gratification. Then came voice mail, then the cell phone, the pager, and then everything hit the fan when email exploded on the scene.  All these new technological marvels were great for productivity, but they were horrible for organization.  Our once ...

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