Priorities don’t work 20:33 on Wednesday
I’ve recently refound Remember The Milk (RTM), another to-do list on the web. With a disproportionate amount of time and boolean logic I have been able to set it up to be a pretty decent personal task management system.
But still, besides date, RTM relies only on priorities to make order in the humongous pile of tasks I have entered. My take is that setting priorities will never work. It leads to one thing and one thing only: lots of unnecessary house-keeping.
The priorities we use to juggle what gets done are far more complex than a list of numbers. That’s what I find interesting — how could we build software that would reduce initial house-keeping, the impossible task of knowing priorities of tasks beforehand, and favor some form of just-in-time prioritization and organizing of the tasks that matter? Or the tasks that appear on the way of getting the important things done?