I receive an issues list 2 to 5 times per week from one of my clients. For a while I was deleting the previous version, saving the new one, and renaming it. This way, the list was always up to date. That was a pain. Then I started dumping the files into one folder, and worrying about which was the correct one whenever I actually had to open it. That was better when saving the file, but worse when opening it. Then I sorted the folder by date modified, and it worked, but I never trust Windows explorer to work as anticipated, so I double-checked it every time.
Perhaps because I read The Art of Manliness too much today, perhaps because I spent a miserable 36 hours at work where this was a theme, perhaps because I just paid my taxes as a non-dependent for the first time this month, or perhaps because I live in Williamsburg – the capital of people who dress like children playing in their parent’s 1983 closet, I have been thinking a great deal about the childishness of American culture recently.