When we kept everything on paper, organised people had these things called filing cabinets. They stored all of their documents in them in a structured way so that they could find them again.

Now those same people store all of their files in arbitrarily named folders on their company’s shared drive and wonder why they can’t find anything.

It is hard to disagree with this opening. Jack Baty linked to this and it immediately caught my eye. At first I thought it looked far too unwieldy for me. I have a messy system that works for me.

I'm going to give this a shot and report back.