Still is in much of the country. I can go to spots within 5 miles of my house where not only is there no interent but no cell phone serrvice at all so no possibility of internet unless via sattelite. In our county, which has some of the best internet in the country, there are still a significant number of houses without any internet access or even in fact any electrical service.
I disagree with that assertion. I believe the GTD system can be applied to any business or lifestyle. I actually do have whole projects that are very similar to
except mine are scrape the manure out of the winter feeding corrals. There are separate projects and actions for the different pens due to what fences have to be taken down to do the task and rebuilt once the task is done to get them ready for sheep.
There are a bunch of interviews and also papers about applying GTD into very different jobs and lifestyles over on the GTD website. Not sure how many are publically available, they have a subscription to get access to everything they produce that I’ve found useful and so I’m often not aware of what you can get for free vs paid for. But, there is a free trial for folks that want to see what’s over there.
I create, use and delete contexts or tags as I see fit and they change in a regular cycle of the course of a year. As @cornchip said I have contexts for each major building on the farm, Main House, Guest House, Hay Barn, Red Barn, and Shop. During grazing season I often have contexts for each major field or area, Pear Orchard Pasture, Little House Pasture, Far West Pasture, East Orchard, West Orchard, Cedar Pasture, Cedar Corral. I also make contexts for both which device I am most efficient at doing the task at but also for each major application I use on a regular basis. For me it’s far easier mentally to switch between most projects but stay in the same app than it is to switch apps but stay in the same project. YMMV
The exception is some programming tasks where the IDE and my Scrivener Kanban like board of bugs and tasks are up simultaneously. I sometimes have my database tools so I can peek at the database after changing the code easily. Yes, I know I should write some good testing code but I haven’t done that yet. As the only developer the only real issue I have is making sure I know where I am in the coding process.
The other one is entering in historical data into the database because I have to extract it out from 3 separate systems and I’ve yet to even figure out a way to get the important data out in any sort of form from one database so I end up by hand looking up each individual and then re-typing the data into the new structure. Painful but after several months of attempting to get reports to work out of the old legacy system I found it’s faster to just look up and re-do the entries into the new database structure.
I have experimented with tags for energy like “braindead” and for weather like “snow day” but they proved less useful than I hoped. I find I do better filtering those myself as I look at a larger list of possible actions.
Contexts or tags are also more useful the more things you are tracking and doing. My typical Omnifocus setup is to run with somewhere between 175-250 separate projects active at any one time and usually around 300 available actions. I currently have 45 active tags or contexts but 9 of them are tags for my major Areas of Focus so I can track that I am keeping up with every major area of my life I consider important. They were a test that I started earlier and I’m finding them useful so they will stay. I’ve been experimenting with a tag for 5-10 minute actions but have found that it’s not particularly useful so at the next weekly review I’ll get rid of it.