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The term given to the practise of accepting documents for storage (or further reference) when in fact they are just thrown into a pile that is discarded after a few weeks.
Usually the jewish filing system is put into use when documents are "too important" to immediately throw away but aren't important enough to sort for retrieval (as nobody ever asks for them)
The accounts department wants us to keep taxi receipts for possible later use? Sounds like a waste of time, I'll use the jewish filing system"
by squeaker4x August 12, 2010
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