The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires Brains →
chrisbowler: Author Nicholas Carr in an article in Wired. On the Net, we face many information faucets, all going full blast. Our little thimble overflows as we rush from tap to tap. We transfer only a small jumble of drops from different faucets, not a continuous, coherent stream. A fascinating — and frightening — reinforcement of what we are all coming to know. The article focuses on web...
Interview With Diego Petrucci of Il Mac...
This is the first of several part of an interview by Diego of the wonderful Italian website, Il Mac Minimalista. Conducted originally in English, it will be translated into a far more beautiful language for the readers on his site (here’s the Italian version). I wanted to make sure to share it with you as well. It is, by far, one of the best email exchanges I have had in a very long time....
Microsoft depends more on maintaining the status quo, while Apple is in a...– Peter A. Thiel in New King of Technology - Apple Overtakes Microsoft - NYTimes.com
Minimalism on my Mac: Not just for the sake of it →
There’s a fine line between minimalism for productivity, and minimalism for the sake of it. I don’t take minimalism to the extreme. I like having the actions menu in my Finder toolbar, and I like having the path bar visible. I like having Mail’s toolbar visible, even though you can get Mail to look like two panes of white. Sometimes I want to have the Dock visible even though I can manage with it...
Starting from zero on the iPhone home screen →
TJ Luoma at TUAW is giving the iPhone home screen experiment a whirl. Love that he is keeping the camera front and center to catch pictures of his kid. Priorities are important.
MacSparky - Blog - Home Screens - Patrick Rhone →
For the two people out there that might care what’s on my iPad Home Screen
I don’t need flat furniture nor do I need a desk. I have enough pens and...– Rands In Repose: The Shop I Want Required reading.
simpledesks: After over 150 posts showcasing desks from around the world, I have finally gotten around to getting some shots of my own desk. Inspired by my friend John Young and built by my friend Simon Thorel, I had my desk built to be as simple and useful to me as possible. Oh, and my fish’s name is Jemaine. Jeepers. This is wonderful. I would love to visit Pat one day and work next...
This is how Apple rolls | Tablets | Macworld →
They take something small, simple, and painstakingly well considered. They ruthlessly cut features to derive the absolute minimum core product they can start with. They polish those features to a shiny intensity. Not surprisingly, a great take from Chairman Gruber about Apple’s focus on getting the core of a product right, eliminating features in the process, and making small and...
Feature Removal →
Any time a pile of hacks is involved, it’s going to need to be updated and improved frequently. Sometimes, that means removing some of the hacks. But there’s a bigger point, even for simple features. Making a product better often requires removing features. Yet another of the many reasons I have so much nerd love for Marco.
Turn Off Your Mac's Display
onethingwell: ⇧ + ctrl + ⏏ I was trying to remember this the other day for a friend who is a new Mac owner. Could not do it for the life of me. Thanks.
Evicting Justin Case | Unclutterer →
I agree whole-hardily. This Justin guy has got to go. And, while you are at it, stop him from using your computer too. He downloads stuff, saves the installers, keeps your Dropbox full of documents and PDF’s you don’t need, and is just a general worry wart. Seriously, I know he means well but for your own sake you need to kick him to the curb. Love this quote from Helen...
A List Apart: Articles: Habit Fields →
Look for natural splits between work and leisure activities, or between creating and consuming things. If you already keep these activities separate, then you might only need to make a few adjustments. If you’ve been trying to do everything from one place and one device, then you may need to make a conscious decision to divide different modes of behavior. I’m a bit late in posting a link to...
The philosophy of minimalism, as I see it, is having exactly what you need, when...– Patrick Rhone
So much complexity in software comes from trying to make one thing do two...– Insight by Ryan at 37signals
Inventing a Planet » Beat Consumerism: Love Your... →
This is a great paradigm. We tend to think that consumerism is about loving our stuff. But it’s not. Consumerism is a result of not loving our stuff at all. In fact, we have so little regard or respect for our material goods that we dispose and replace them with ever increasing regularity. Love your stuff, folks. (thx Pat Dryburgh)