Productivity guy Merlin Mann did a great presentation for IDEO, a great design shop. He talks about how to regulate the technological systems in your life, and how to get the people around you to play along. I spend a lot of time with overheads -- answering emails, organizing stuff, following up -- and Merlin's ideas on this stuff are really smart. Link (Thanks, Avi!)
Rule the Web show: Merlin Mann, Wednesday, July 18, 5pm Pacific
Hilarious productivity speech from Merlin Mann
Merlin Mann on "email bankruptcy"
Merlin Mann's 43 Folders podcast
Merlin Mann and David Allen podcast
Merlin Mann of 43 Folders interview
Boing Boing Boing podcast 008: Merlin Mann
Merlin Mann's decluttering roundup
Merlin's tips and tricks
How to filter out press releases from your email
Suit-productivity tips for nerds roundup concluded
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.