A Shower of Ideas

Thursday, November 6th, 2003
Have you ever noticed that you tend to have your best ideas when you are least able to collect them adequately?

For me, this often happens when I'm in the shower.  Five years ago I set up various capture devices throughout my offices & home, including -- you guessed it -- the bathroom.

A shower of ideas - I'm always ready to capture a great idea. (Digital whiteboard coming soon!)

Despite my introductory statement, I did not stop having good ideas now that I had the means to record them.  I DID find that I no longer lost the ideas.  I don't want to give the impression that I intentionally use my bathroom/shower as my brainstorming center, however it sure is nice to be able to capture the ideas at the point of thought.  

I can now say that many of my best ideas have come -- and been captured or elaborated upon -- while shaving or in the shower.

Discussion/Comments (7):

A Shower of Ideas

Is there anywhere we can see a larger view of the image? I notice callouts on the photo but can't make them out.

Thanks for the great idea!

Posted at 04/04/2006 10:17:13 by Eric

A Shower of Ideas

Amor Screen Capture is a tool for capturing any part of your screen.

You can make professional screen shots and save them as bmp, png, pcx,tif,gif or jpg files. Amor Screen Capture can capture the entire screen, a window, program menus, scrolling windows, DirectX sources, DOS screens, digital camera images, and any on-screen activity.

Posted at 04/25/2006 0:02:23 by tom

A Shower of Ideas

hi there, I was looking around for a waterproof voice recorder, basically for the same problem you propose here. have you found a better solution yet to the picture you are showing?

cheers :)

Posted at 10/25/2008 2:11:34 by mirjam

re: A Shower of Ideas

No, but there have been many posts on this over in the GTD discussion forums at davidco.com.

Posted at 10/25/2008 20:36:04 by Eric Mack

A Shower of Ideas

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Posted at 10/27/2008 10:19:26 by Cindy

A Shower of Ideas

Is there a bigger photo available? I always love to see how other people work, but there really isn't any detail here.

Posted at 04/14/2009 5:03:22 by Wellington Grey

Larger version added - click to view.

I have just replace the photo with a lightbox - click on the photo to see the larger version.

Posted at 04/14/2009 9:15:13 by Eric Mack

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