fallows on the brain
James Fallows, who has a long history of writing about the "personal information management" category, discovers The Brain, a piece of software I've had an on-again off-again relationship with for more than a decade.
The program has the rare combination of virtues I have previously appreciated in Zoot, Agenda, et al. It is very flexible: there are few hard-wired constraints, and if you decide at any time that you want to change how info is structure or organized, that's easy to do.
What threw me for a loop, though, was that a screenshot in the piece of David Allen's brain includes a reference to a former colleague of mine, Jack Griffin, who's living in Switzerland.