Footnote on paper

The words we use matter. The way we frame a question constrains the way we think about it and so the range of possible answers we may find. There is skeumorphism of words as well as of objects. These last couple of posts have in part been about that, arguing that paper, documents and files are all […]

Thinking on paper

We used to know where to put things if we thought we might want to find them again later. It was called filing. Filing got less fashionable in government about 15 years ago, not coincidentally at about the time that paper was getting increasingly displaced.1 The way we think about and manage work and information […]