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[imagelink] DEC FEB MAY [imagelink] 12 [imagelink] 2004 2006 2007 31 captures 25 Sep 2004 - 13 Sep 2017 About this capture [imagelink][imagelink][imagelink][imagelink][imagelink][imagelink][imagelink][imagelink] [imagelink][imagelink][imagelink] [ List of Topics | Unanswered Questions | New Responses | RSS feed | Search ] Topic Thinking and Paper . -- Edward Tufte, March 19, 2002 An intriguing essay "The Social Life of Paper" in this week's New Yorker (March 25, 2002, electronic issue not posted yet) by Malcolm Gladwell describes how "knowledge workers"--in particular air-traffic controllers and I.M.F economists use paper, lots of it, for organizing and acting on complex information. In the last 10 years, every country in the western world has increased its per capita use of paper. For



Paper is kept in the system in two forms: loose, when it is being worked on, and in coverslips when it isn't.

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pages on a desk. You can flick through paper in thirty minutes. With a machine you are looking at several hours — and you can't flick back instantly to something you looked at five minutes ago. <span>Paper is kept in the system in two forms: loose, when it is being worked on, and in coverslips when it isn't. All current documents relating to a task are kept in a transparent coverslip. The type of coverslip used is closed on two sides only so that the contents can be extracted as easily as p




All current documents relating to a task are kept in a transparent coverslip. The type of coverslip used is closed on two sides only so that the contents can be extracted as easily as possible. The coverslip contains a title sheet at the top of the pile that has the name of the task written at the top (TASK 1) and the bottom. This first sheet also has a space for handwritten notes. If the documents form too bulky a pile then the task is split into two coverslips (TASK 3 Sales and TASK 3 HR) with a reference to each on the front sheet of each.

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s — and you can't flick back instantly to something you looked at five minutes ago. Paper is kept in the system in two forms: loose, when it is being worked on, and in coverslips when it isn't. <span>All current documents relating to a task are kept in a transparent coverslip. The type of coverslip used is closed on two sides only so that the contents can be extracted as easily as possible. The coverslip contains a title sheet at the top of the pile that has the name of the task written at the top (TASK 1) and the bottom. This first sheet also has a space for handwritten notes. If the documents form too bulky a pile then the task is split into two coverslips (TASK 3 Sales and TASK 3 HR) with a reference to each on the front sheet of each. Operational files may also be needed that cover several tasks (Issues in France). These also are each contained within a coverslip. All these coverslips are stored in a tray, or trays,