1. About Minimal Mac


    My name is Patrick Rhone. I’m a Technology Consultant, Writer, Editor, and Commentator.

    What is here?

    What you will find here is original writing, links, quotes, photos and submissions around the theme of minimalist practices in the area of technology. An idea I often refer to as “enough”. I will gather such things and present them here for your perusal with, more often than not, additional commentary from me.

    What is “enough?”

    I believe the most minimal computer is the one that is optimized for you. How you work. The menubar items you need. The dock items you need. The applications you need. The system you need. The peripherals you need. The tools you need to get the job done.

    I believe most of us do not take the time to evaluate what that need is. The entire mission of this site is to help you ask those questions and find the answer that is right. The only answer that is right. The one that constitutes what is enough for you and only you.

    Want to comment?

    I don’t have comments on this site. If you have commentary, praise, or constructive argument to make with anything you see here, I would much rather you post it to your own site and link back (or reblog with same). That said, if you would rather a one to one conversation, I welcome email to patrick at patrickrhone dot com or in reply on Twitter.

    My blanket statement of affiliate linking (because even a few cents matters).

    This site uses affiliate programs for monetization, which means when you click on links to various sites that I recommend in my posts and make a purchase, this might result in a commission that is credited to this site (Amazon for instance, and possibly others). I am by no means getting rich on this and it is solely to help supplement, in a very small way, my addiction to books and other sundry goods. That said, I only recommend things I myself use, or would if possible, and stand behind them as such.

    Like this site? Check out my others.

    My work can also be found at:

    Patrick Rhone – My personal site.

    The Random Post – For stuff that does not quite fit anywhere else.

    Enough - My book that explores many of the themes I discuss here on a much wider and deeper level.

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