why would this be ridiculous?
I honestly don't see why this is ridiculous? Working through phone calls because you are in @phone mode can be very efficient, especially of you don't like making phone calls and every (first) call is like overcoming a barrier. Doing one phone call related to 1 project and then continue working on that project because you're in that project-mode can also be very efficient.
Originally Posted by supergtdman
One of the great values of GTD is exactly that. That everyone makes up his own system with those elements and approaches that are working for them. I don't see why the approach someone else is using should be labeled as ridiculous just because it's not working for you.
I always find this forum is a very powerful source of all sorts of gtd-approaches, and even if some of them don't seem to work for me (and maybe never will) just knowing that they do work for someone is a plus.