Tuesday, December 26, 2006

In defense of order....

Check out this response by Jessica Duquette to the NY Times article on disorder that was the subject of yesterday's post. She argues "Neat is fluid and dynamic, not prissy and stuck." and cites another response to Green's NY Times essay: "There is a difference in a stagnate mess and an active mess. A desk with papers and notes changing daily shows activity. Mess that accumulates and stagnates is a sign of incompletion and unwillingness to go back over something, like cleaning up desk at the end of the day. I have found that things need to get moved around but also need a place to be so a person can find them when needed. That is a time saver, not a time waster. Not being able to find a tool to fix the light switch or hang a coat rack only adds to problem. Then you end up looking for your coat in dark when you’re in a hurry."

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