This may be a bit off-topic for the GTD board (sorry), but it is productivity-related and I haven't been able to find an answer on the greater internet and I am pretty sure the knowledge is in this forum.
I have noticed that a lot of people keep a large white board on the wall of their office with what seems to be their personal project list on it. What is that all about and is it helpful? It seems strange to me to use a white board for personal use (as opposed to during a presentation, meeting or collaborative effort). What is the purpose of this, what gets recorded on it and why wouldn't a piece of paper be as effective and far more easily updated and transported? I feel like I am missing something here. Maybe it has something to do with "advertising" what you are working on so that the boss and/or co-workers will know (and be impressed?) What is the full story on this and should I be doing it, too?
Thanks for any insight you may share.