At the Atlantic, James Fallows interviews David Allen:
Q. How will we handle “busyness” in the future? Better, because of technology? Worse, because of overload? Both?Read it all:
A. I think the degree and depth of the “busy trap,” where you’re always distracted and trying to catch up, is going to increase, because more people will be affected by it.
Things on your mind need to be externalized — captured in some system that you trust. You capture things that are potentially meaningful; you clarify what those things mean to you; and you need maps of all that, so you can see it from a larger perspective.
Busy and Busier (short version)
David Allen on How to Fix Your Life (long version)