I'm neither a clerical worker nor a salesman. I'm a university professor, and I think I am pretty busy. I think I've read most of the proposed replacements for contexts that try to convey priority, duration, and/or energy level. I've tried some of them too. In my experience, they require too much work to maintain. My estimates of priority, energy and time required are not reliable, and sometimes these estimates are a barrier to getting things done. Breaking things up into @desk (home or work), @study (home desk), @university, and @home just works for me. I have recently broken things out a bit into @email, @web, and @calls. Of course, I can do these a lot of places, but they can often be done quickly and easily in windows of time. By grouping them functionally, I can batch them and I don't have to think hard about where they go. But if contexts don't work for you, by all means don't use them.
Originally Posted by mark1968