The New York Times just published a great column titled Our Longing for Lists. Even better, it was accompanied by a terrific interactive sharing lists made by famous figures.

The same day The Times also published a fun piece on another sort of list — A Brief History of Timelines.

And they all reminded me of an article in The Guardian about a “to do” list that Jim Burke used in his class to discuss if those kinds of lists could be literature.

I’m adding this post to The Bests Posts & Articles About Why We Like Lists.