Thanks for both responses.
Part of the brilliance of Mr. Allen's book is that it is not system-dependent. Rather, it provides principles of management and a concrete ubersystem that you can adapt to whatever you are using. Some systems probably work better than others, but his principles should be useful under most systems. For example, he advises against using hanging folders, but gives guidelines if you are going to use them anyway. This is one of the aspects of Allen's book that attracted me: He was selling a set of principles, not an expensive system to lock you in.
I do not currently have a bias toward one system over another. I can see how some systems would work better than others, and I have little doubt that the system sold by DavidCo.com fits like a glove to Allen's principles. At the moment, I have neither the experience nor the money to invest in a specific system*. Rather, I guess I will use Allen's book as a field guide to getting my life organized, and after some months or years of implementation, go looking for a good system that makes implementation easier.
*Not to suggest that Mr. Allen's system sold here is expensive. I have no idea how much is costs, and it doesn't matter. Even if it costs only $25 per month, I can't afford it, at least until I understand how to apply his principles in real-world situations. Once I can apply his principles in my life, it makes sense to start spending money on a system that makes such application easier or more intuitive.
Any other feedback or suggestions welcome. Again, thanks for the two responses.
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