Heritage or garbage?

The office is being redecorated and the practice manager is on the warpath. We have a week to de-clutter our desks, drawers and cupboards ‘so they can be moved more easily’. I have found a scale ruler that is imperial not metric, an action file from 2010 with papers that no longer matter, enough biros to start a stationers, an out-of-date packet of headache tablets and a chocolate bar that defies description – the debris of a working life.

We also have to address the 36 box files that form our Landscape Filing Index, our technical reference library prior to the internet; no-one will actually own up to having looked in a box recently let alone in the last five years but are we disposing of important documents that someone would value? They will have to go but perhaps not just yet.

Covers

Life is so different now we have the world-wide-web. Articles and publications were vital for reference before the web; interestingly while books have remained as an important source of reference the web is so much more reliable for up-to-date information on baseline data, standards and guidelines. Wholesale NFL Jerseys My only complaints are that some do not have a date or a version number; it is https://www.acheterviagrafr24.com/acheter-viagra-en-ligne/ sometimes hard to know if it is the latest edition and it may even be relevant to know what the original document looked like.

I did find a sheet that I have had for years entitled ‘Six stages in any project’. These are:

  1. Enthusiasm
  2. Disillusionment
  3. Panic
  4. Hunt for the guilty
  5. Punishment of the innocent
  6. Reward for those who had nothing to do with it.

I have been reminded of item 6 when I have been the one invited to the opulent opening of some fancy project. The thoughtful clients invite all the design team but many a time some are left behind at the celebration.

I would write more but the practice manager is back asking me to sort through the ten archive boxes in the print room, whether we really need an A0 portfolio case and does anyone use the AO photocopier anymore? I need to replace those headache tablets.

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