Living the David Allen program — "Big" news coming from Google tonight

Dang, keeping email inbox clean is impossible. At least it’s impossible if you want to have any time to blog. More than 200 emails answered today. Plus I took a little trip to Adobe, did two conference calls, and now am headed over to pick up Mike Arrington so we can head to Google.

What’s the David Allen program? To keep your inbox totally clean. I started the morning out with a totally clean inbox and am failing to keep it clean. Answer one, two come in. It’s time to get ActiveWords back so I can script some of my answers and get faster again.

Anyway, there’s some big news coming tonight from Google. At least it’s big if you’re a developer. TechCrunch will blog it and I’ll video it at about 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time on my Qik channel. Check in there often and you will be able to join us live.

Over on my FriendFeed you’ll see that I’ve actually been quite active on the Internet. I read more than 2,200 feed items in Google Reader today and shared a few of the best ones. Plus I’ve been active on Twitter and other places.

Earlier today I was over at Adobe and got a preview
of the new Video Player that they’ll be bringing out “soon.” We cover all sorts of topics about video. If you are a video producer you’ll want to check this interview out.

Tomorrow I’ll be speaking at the Media Relations Summit, then onto Israel where I’ll be reporting from next week.

Translation: slower-than-usual-blogging will continue. Add my FriendFeed account to your aggregator and you’ll be kept up to date.

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Comments

  1. If you think the David Allen Program is about keeping your inbox clean, then the whole concept of GTD went over your head

  2. If you think the David Allen Program is about keeping your inbox clean, then the whole concept of GTD went over your head

  3. OK Scoble I give in a little…say I wanted to try out this new awesome twitter thing since Qik crashed and I was kind of getting in to things…is there a way to easily see stuff related to you/campfire/you get the idea?

    (Please don’t tell me Friendfeed or I’ll have to eat my words :) )

  4. OK Scoble I give in a little…say I wanted to try out this new awesome twitter thing since Qik crashed and I was kind of getting in to things…is there a way to easily see stuff related to you/campfire/you get the idea?

    (Please don’t tell me Friendfeed or I’ll have to eat my words :) )

  5. I liked to read your post today. It’s right you answer one email and get two. But like this we all are in contact with each other, the world gets smaller.

  6. I liked to read your post today. It’s right you answer one email and get two. But like this we all are in contact with each other, the world gets smaller.

  7. Scoble,

    You never cease to amaze. Keep up the great work. Even though you’ve been blogging less lately, I think your quality of content has risen over the past month, both here and elsewhere.

  8. Scoble,

    You never cease to amaze. Keep up the great work. Even though you’ve been blogging less lately, I think your quality of content has risen over the past month, both here and elsewhere.

  9. You email in box is just part of it…Keeping your head free of clutter..writing things down and actioning them them..maybe you could consider an assistant from your man in India to help you cope with your workload.

  10. You email in box is just part of it…Keeping your head free of clutter..writing things down and actioning them them..maybe you could consider an assistant from your man in India to help you cope with your workload.

  11. @4 “I’m sure Robert gets GTD, however.” You’re probably right. I find he rarely complains about a full inbox, being behind on getting his videos done, and not having time for other things.

  12. @4 “I’m sure Robert gets GTD, however.” You’re probably right. I find he rarely complains about a full inbox, being behind on getting his videos done, and not having time for other things.

  13. Steve: I know that keeping a clean inbox isn’t even 10% of Getting Things Done, but you’ll never find someone who is living the GTD way who has a cluttered inbox.

  14. Steve: I know that keeping a clean inbox isn’t even 10% of Getting Things Done, but you’ll never find someone who is living the GTD way who has a cluttered inbox.

  15. Have you tried GTDInbox (http://gtdinbox.com)? Not sure if you’re a Gmail/Firefox user but it’s a (free) addon that very neatly applies GTD and organization principles to your inbox to make it vastly easier to manage. The author is heavy in development and adding new functionality rapidly.

  16. Have you tried GTDInbox (http://gtdinbox.com)? Not sure if you’re a Gmail/Firefox user but it’s a (free) addon that very neatly applies GTD and organization principles to your inbox to make it vastly easier to manage. The author is heavy in development and adding new functionality rapidly.

  17. Is keeping on top of it all really the answer, though? Answer one, two come in, answer those two and they’ll multiply again!

    There’s going to come a point where overinformation is going to cause us all to crack and go loopy. Or has Robert already passed that point? ;)

    My favourite GTD bucket: The recycling bin.

  18. Is keeping on top of it all really the answer, though? Answer one, two come in, answer those two and they’ll multiply again!

    There’s going to come a point where overinformation is going to cause us all to crack and go loopy. Or has Robert already passed that point? ;)

    My favourite GTD bucket: The recycling bin.

  19. So if you can’t keep your e-mail inbox clean does David Allen have a confessional to help absolve you of the guilt?

    Even though I’m slightly joking here, I know I have a hard time living a GTD-life ;-)… I honestly don’t know how you keep things straight in your head.

    Fun read and I enjoyed the sparse comments.

  20. So if you can’t keep your e-mail inbox clean does David Allen have a confessional to help absolve you of the guilt?

    Even though I’m slightly joking here, I know I have a hard time living a GTD-life ;-)… I honestly don’t know how you keep things straight in your head.

    Fun read and I enjoyed the sparse comments.