Too Much Information

My Own War

And as for me? During the course of researching this article, I've examined how I handle information overload, and I've tried several tools to help me organize all the information coming in. I tried pouring all my dates and contacts into online calendars (like When.com and DailyDrill.com) and panicked when the one I had settled on (AnyDay.com) crashed for a day. Now I'm working with a Handspring Visor, a handheld PC created by the makers of the Palm Pilot, which lets me share a calendar, contacts and the like between the computer in my home office and everywhere else I am.

It's been great so far. Yesterday, it only took me 19 minutes to enter a phone number. But down the road, when I'm away from my office and I can get to that phone number, I think I'm going to enjoy it. I'm still a victim of information overload, but my load is getting lighter.

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Geoff Williams has written for numerous publications, including Entrepreneur, Consumer Reports, LIFE and Entertainment Weekly. He also is the author of Living Well with Bad Credit.

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