Clearing Clutter

Twenty years ago, in 1990, Declan Treacy invented the International Clear Your Desk! Day and officially declared a one-man war on unnecessary paperwork. That war still rages, like the War of the Sexes it is an eternal contest – a few local victories or truces but no overall conflict resolution is ever likely.

Two thousand years ago, polo had already been played for six hundred years but another century would pass before paper would be invented by the Chinese.