Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hack Your Life with a Private Wiki Notebook?

I downloaded from Amazon Bill Seitz's Hack Your Life with a Private Wiki Notebook: Mash Up "Getting Things Done" and Other Systems (Simplest Thing) [Kindle Edition]. It cost me $2.99.

I don't know what I expected, but this post by Phil Jones influenced me.

It was a mistake. To call this alphabetized collection of links and wiki pages a "book" is more than just an exaggeration. It comes close to fraudulence. Furthermore, the contents are rather dated, not to say very old and completely out of date.

My recommendation: Don't buy it! Visit his Website, if you must. The book adds nothing to the jumble you find there.[1]

1. "Jumble" should not be taken as derogatory here. It may be inevitable in a Web site like his. It is, however, unacceptable in a book—at least most of the time. An artist like Arno Schmidt puts it to good use. But not everyone is an Arno Schmidt.

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