What does it mean?

Striving for that Island
sailing ship

Much of our lives is spent in the finding of things. Find a car that's just right for you. Or a house. Find your dream job. Find your dream mate. But, once found, what then? You invest your time, your money, your hopes and dreams-your self-in the things you find. Now what? Now that you have found the house that's just right for you and your family, how do you pay for it? How do you maintain it? How do you make it a home?

As with other things, so it is with our information. Finding is only a first step. Keeping isn't enough either if this means only storing data. Information inert--misplaced, forgotten or too much trouble to access--does us little good. And information that distracts, confuses or overwhelms can be worse than no information at all. How do we keep our information "found"? How do we organize it in ways that make sense for us in the lives we want to lead?

This is what "keeping found things found" ("KFTF" for short) is all about.