Biographies of the main contributors to Philofaxy.
Nan - Nan purchased her first Filofax in 1983 at Ann Taylor, using a gift certificate that was supposed to have been used for clothes. Since then, she has used a variety of ring bound planners, including DayRunner and Franklin Covey, to capture her ideas and juggle her various jobs, hobbies, and volunteer work. In 1998, she typed the contents of her planner into a Palm Pilot, but made the inevitable return to paper six years later. She still remembers the "Fatal Error" message that was the last straw.
Nan was born and still lives in the U.S. When not writing for Philofaxy, she is a technology editor, sings in a choir, and can often be found at the gym.
Laurie - Laurie started using a Filofax-like planner in 1995, and graduated to her first actual Filofax in 2001. Since then she has acquired several Filofaxes in Personal and A5 sizes, which she uses for a variety of purposes.
Laurie loves planners/ diaries of all kinds, and writes about them in great detail on her blog Plannerisms (www.plannerisms.com).
Laurie is a vertebrate paleontologist by education, specializing in the earliest birds. She now uses those comparative anatomy skills to analyze planner features!
Laurie is an American, currently living in Scotland. She has also lived in Indonesia, Albania, Russia and Nepal, and in various locations around the US including Alaska and Hawaii. Laurie travels frequently, and spends every moment she can in the Highlands of Scotland.
Steve - A fifty something retired radio engineer from UK, but now living in France with his wife Alison.
Steve has been a Filofax user on and off since about 1985 (his yuppie era!). After flirting with various electronic organisers (Casio, Psion, HP iPaq) he returned to Filofax in 2005 and hasn't looked back since. I enjoy contributing my knowledge and experience to Philofaxy and creating Filofax templates.
His hobbies include radio (naturally), internet technology, photography. Follow him on Twitter @stevemorton or his own blog
Filofax Organisers in current use:
- Filofax Holborn Personal
- Filofax Holborn A5 - desk planner
- Filofax Holborn Zip A5 - Workbook
- Filofax Chameleon Pocket - Notebook/memory jogger
- Filofax Malden A5 - FiloPal project
- Filofax Portland Pocket - Car notebook/fuel record
She blogs about things like filofaxes, aikido and shiatsu, and can be found on Twitter at @anita_lim.
Anita splits her time between doing the accounts for a small business, seeing clients as a complementary therapy practitioner, and assisting with teaching and running an aikido (Japanese martial art) club.