Life by Adam on 2007-12-19 01:14

Most people assume that organization is inherently good. I mean, the problem is usually not being organized enough, right? Is there really such a thing as being too organized?

Actually, organization is the term we use to describe the beneficial part of this concept. But there’s a dark side.* When organization is bad, we call it something else: red tape, or bureaucracy.

For example, if you have thousands of digital photos, and you organize them into folders by year, this will most likely make the collection more manageable. But what if you have 3 photos? In that case, having a bunch of folders named for years would excessive red tape. For a collection of this size, just putting them all into one drawer - that is, unorganized - would be preferable.

* I’ve always wanted to say this.

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