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Does anybody have a good setup for combining Linenberger's approach (http://michaellinenberger.com/) with emacs (preferably org-mode)?

The essence of the approach by Linenberger is to divide tasks into urgency zones, the most important ones being critical now (which have absolutely to be done today) opportunity now (which you plan to do in the next 10 days) and over the horizon (which you will do afterwards). This allows to reduce the amount of tasks you are reviewing hourly or daily substantially.

This approach seems to me a way of getting the problem of too long todo lists, which arise especially in automated task lists and in particular in GTD.

Linenberger uses an automated approach by using the start date to put tasks which are not immediately due into the over the horizon zone. He uses toodledo and outlook for this.

The question is whether it is possible to do achieve at least some of it using emacs (especially org-mode).

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Would you mind explaining what that approach is? –  Raystafarian Aug 19 at 13:02
I expanded the question by adding an explanation. –  Anton Setzer Aug 20 at 1:04

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