What am I missing? I really don't see the distinction. I don't think there's any meaningful difference between marking things A/B, or marking them starred/not-starred. Is the reason you use one and dislike the other because it's tentative, or because it's over a short timescale, or is there some other important distinction?
Originally Posted by Folke
Great! It's nice to connect with people doing similar things. I also record priorities and am happy with it. It's one of the things that helps towards being able to see a list of things I can do now, want to do and want to have done; and towards getting done the things I want done.
2. As a means to separate tasks into three categories of importance, however, i.e. priority in the second sense I mentioned above, I think ABC is very, very good indeed. I do this, and am superbly satsified with it:
Cool! Based on your post and goncalomata's, I get this idea: when in a given context, one might want to see a list of various actions for that context plus high-priority actions for other contexts.
When I select additional tasks from the list that match a particular context etc, I also always check the most important tasks (A), and compare and choose. This gives the most important tasks a chance to always get noticed and considered.
Sometimes on my Home list I'll put actions that involve going somewhere, e.g. shopping; or turning on the computer.
Here's an idea: for each pair of contexts (X,Y), define the amount of time, effort and cost it usually takes to switch contexts from X to Y, as a single quantity expressed in terms of time. Use software to display things in an order roughly representing the priority in terms of cost/benefit for doing it starting from the context where you are now. In other words: when you're at home, mostly home actions will tend to be displayed, but actions from other contexts will also show up if their priority is high enough to trump the effort of getting there from home.
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