The Infinite Queue ➝

Justin Blanton:

For better or worse, queues are how I’ve come to view nearly every aspect of my life, and I know I’m not alone. Apart from some work-related responsibilities, nearly every other dimension of my life flows into “one” sinuous, malleable, and ever-growing list of things to digest and process. This includes queues for Netflix, DVR, RSS, Twitter, Facebook, Pocket, Kindle books, personal/work email, skeletons of blog posts, etc. etc. etc. It quite literally never ends.

Everything in my life has an inbox. And if something doesn’t, I do everything I can to route it in such a way that it ends up in my RSS reader, Twitter timeline, or email inbox. This is just about the only way I can ensure that everything I need to do gets done.