100 Items Or Less

After inheriting a house filled with thousands of objects that had no meaning or value to me, and being forced to process them one at a time, my newfound lightness was invigorating.

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Growing Old With Computers

If there’s ever a way that I can make a recurring problem disappear by saying a few words to a computer, that’s what I’m going to do. I’ve learned how to ask for help when I need it, but I also don’t mind not needing help with things that don’t matter.

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Reasonable Perspective

Is there a reason, besides our lack of thoughtfulness and appreciation, that we suck at appreciating just how much power we’re packing in our pockets, compared to the featureless lumps devoid of character that we were all carrying ten years ago?

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Sudden Abundance of Friendship

As a means of transmitting ideas, the network is as valid as any other communication tool. It’s not dumbing down our interactions. It’s not making relationships impersonal. Technology is not making people lazy. We are making us lazy.

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Hype Tax

It's great when users have the freedom, the simplicity, and the ability to do more of what they want to do and make what they want to make with the technology they buy. When that's an Apple product that they're happy with, the cost of that isn't a "hype tax" – it's just the value of the product to the buyer.

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What a Digital Book Means to Me

A lot of people are surprised that I can read whole books on such a small screen, but it’s not so different from reading a normal book. Despite a great many developments in ocular technology, I can still only read one word at a time.

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