A Brief History of The To-Do List (Brain Pickings)


List makers, this one is for you. We are an efficient bunch and often more than a little driven. Who among us has not occasionally added a task already completed to a list — just for the satisfaction of checking it “done”? Don’t judge.

In any event, Brain Pickings weaves origins, anecdotes and cultural mythology into a piece about lists, described, as you might agree, as “the origin of culture.

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