is the principle that stands behind Google’s Gmail. Rael Dornfest is beginning an experiment to do the same on his desktop.
I hadn’t really thought of it, but it’s not that different than what I have done for years. I have never really presorted email in anything other than chronological folders – no folders for specific subjects or anything like that. Any other system has always seemed inadequate for me, as it relies on building a taxonomy that is complete and exclusive – something that doesn’t mix well with email.