I decided to try the 43 folders thing
at work, because I'm a mess. I keep having deadlines explode in front of me. I'm still completely skeptical that it will help. I've always thought these systems looked like a lot of trouble and nonsense. I'm running out of options though, and everything is a disaster. Everything is thoroughly out of control. And this is one of the few things left to try. So I set one up at work and one at home. Everyone thinks I'm crazy, and I've already had shortcomings pointed out (how will you know when anything is due w/o going through 30 or 40 folders?) And the answer is that I don't know. I only know that I'm a disaster.
One of the millions of things that I'm behind on is writing up specs for our next Flash interactive, which will allow students to design book covers and dust jackets. I need to spend the rest of the night writing up just how that will happen. I need to send it before morning so I can at least say I accomplished something when I have my weekly update tomorrow.