Your personal information management strategy

  • Barbara Etzel
  • Peter Thomas


The previous chapters have, it is hoped, provided you with a great deal of useful, and new, information about the problems of information overload and about personal information management, and have given you some analyses of, and some suggestions about, various types of personal information management technologies. Table 9.1 lists the information storage tools we have discussed. Now that you have a basic understanding of what they can do, you have a basis for choosing the tools you need. You can now combine that knowledge with the knowledge of what information you need, according to your goals.


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  • Barbara Etzel
  • Peter Thomas

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