When I first started GTD, I had all the standard contexts, computer, email, online, etc. But now that I have my iPhone with me wherever I go and I have Internet access pretty much anywhere, I find these contexts not very helpful anymore. I can send email whenever I want, I can use google anywhere as well. I now have 6 main contexts: home, work, calls, errands, waiting for, people (broken up by the actual names). Home, work and call I consider more state of mind than actual physical locations. With my iPhone or Mac at home I can pretty much do anything on my work list and visa versa. With my iPhone I can make a call at any time, but I like to batch process my calls, so it is nice to have them in a separate list.
At one point I considered dropping contexts altogether, but I think they are still useful for sorting and filtering one big list of tasks. I'm wondering if I should do an even more radical rethinking of my contexts, since the physical barriers that they originally represent have mostly fallen away. Maybe a long and short list for tasks that I estimate will take a long or short time. Difficult or easy, self explanatory. Has anyone rethought their contexts in the light of the always present always online gadget world we live in today?
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