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If they are just there for today's to-dos, and so disappear quickly, then that seems like a perfectly reasonable and effective thing to do. I've just don;t think that's what most people are doing. The PCs that I see festooned with post-it notes and taped and blu-taced on bits of paper are usually deteriorating with age.


Actually, that's almost exactly what they're there for, on my monitor. I've found that I do indeed tend to ignore Post-its on my monitor that are more than a few days old, so I toss them as quickly as I can. It's one of those practices from GTD that I've adopted. I'm consciously trying to clear Post-its as I finish tasks.

Long-term Post-its I've moved to corkboards on the walls above my desks, where I generally ignore them for weeks until I need the information. Often, the information on those Post-its is archived on disk somewhere, too, but the Post-its are more convenient to look up and easier to find.

-awlabrador
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