Getting GTD Done ??
hello to everyone! it is nice to find this forum dedicated to GTD.
i read about the book on amazon, and bought it. after a brief look, i put it aside to tackle later. that was two years ago. see what i'm up against? anyway, now i've made it through, understand much of it, and am trying to give GTD a go. i've already made some progress re my workspace and how i'm handling the little things. however, i'm a little stumped on how to set up my basic data handling and am looking for some help.
it seems to me critical to have the ability to input (make notes) whenever something comes up. this means having a collection device handy at all times. this points to index cards, business cards, a treo, or similar. knowing me, i'm unlikely to carry even index cards at all times and it is likely that stuff is going to get written on the back of my business cards sometimes (i always have a few business cards in my wallet, along with a neat little wallet pen).
it also seems important to have access to "action" data at all times, so that one can handle a task when unexpected opportunity arises (i end up at the mall, and can buy the things i listed IF i have the list with me -- oops, it is on my computer at home). this also points to index cards, treo, etc. except again i have to consider always carrying it.
in the past, i've done my best work on projects by using a letter size pad with plenty of room for notes. i seem to conceptualize better that way. doing stuff like this on a computer screen is not appealing. but, no way i'm always going to carry a large notebook around with me.
so, i'm leaning towards something like, cards while mobile --> "master" notebook at home --> ?? maybe some limited action lists on a treo.
however, knowing me, the more i have to re-input data into another source (card to notebook, notebook to treo, etc.) the less likely i am to do it. and if i'm not getting it done, well, i'm not getting it done.
anyway, after this long ramble, the question is ... can you all point me to any descriptions of "mixed" or "hybrid" systems that may work for me? i'll continue to sift through old threads for ideas but figured it would not hurt to ask.