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Consumed => “Is Better Task Management on Your To-Do List?” by David H. Freedman on NY Times.

http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/29/is-better-task-management-on-your-to-do-list

Pardon me for getting a bit off topic but this list of tools reminds me of a conversation I was in yesterday where someone (more or less) said that email was a tool for measuring (e.g., how long did it take Person G to complete Task Q). They also seemed to think that email is an ideal project management and/or change management tool.

BAHHH!!!

On a good day email is at best an antiquated communications tool for simple messages. We’re pushing up on Web 3.0 and for the most part email hasn’t changed in 15 years. It’s as if Windows 95 is still a good choice. Email is a stone wheel in a rocket ship world. It might not be useless but the truth is it is no longer the best in class for collaboration. And there are certainly better choices when it comes to staff management, process management and project management, etc. Email is not a Swiss army knife. It’s email. Can we stop giving it more credit than it deserves?

It’s 2011 for Google’s sake. Leave the horse drawn carriage in the garage already.

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