Information overload

In the e-world (and the physical world) information overload is a a challenge all but the incredibly well organised and technically literate can find difficult to overcome. Acknowledging that we don't have to read everything we are sent helps. Refining the way we organise the stuff that we really will want to get back to is a great aid to productivity.

Alexandra Samuel's Harvard Business Review blog entry alerted us to Evernote as an example of a tool designed to help people with their personal information management challenges. Tools that help us create a searchable list of items and people that we don't want to forget and (more importantly for those of us with failing memories!) can help us remember the context in which we first met them) are an interesting development.