I never read Wired magazine. I don't subscribe to it but it's delivered to me nonetheless. I suppose that way they can claim a high circulation.
For some odd reason, today I flipped through the current issue and there is a story on David Allen. It describes his heroin addiction, institutionalization at a mental hospital, and subsequent dedication to John-Roger (aka the Mystical Traveler).
The author looks to history to find some intellectual precedents and influences for GTD. Then, with a reference to the famous sociologist Norbert Elias, he speculates that in the future we might no more imagine not doing GTD, than today we could imagine not using eating utensils.
I found his comments intriguing, since I have made similar analogies myself.
I imagine the article will be posted for all to read at some point. It's worth a look by those of us who live by GTD.