More stuff I read this week… in no particular order
How the Humble Index Card Foresaw the Internet by Jonathan Schifman – “Organizing more than 12,000 animals, plants, and minerals is painstaking work. Imagine having to do it by hand, let alone typing it all into Microsoft Excel.” Schifman says index cards are now mostly obsolete. I disagree. More on that some other time.
Eight Questions to Determine If Your Busyness Is Actually Accomplishing Anything by Jessica Lee – I know one or two people that could benefit from these questions.
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown – “… ask ‘What is essential?’ and eliminate the rest.” You don’t get growth unless you’re doing some serious pruning. This could be said for things… and it can also be said for relationships.
Scraping by on six figures? Tech workers feel poor in Silicon Valley’s wealth bubble by Olivia Solon – Ah yes… California… where one can earn $160,000 per year and feel… poor.
A Slow-Books Manifesto by Maura Kelly – Kelly’s right. There’s a ton of great reading on the web… but sifting through the bullshit is becoming a pain. Grab a book, slow the hell down and preserve what’s left of your sanity.
Intolerant Liberals by Tucker FitzGerald – If you can get past the labels… yeah… you’re probably not getting past the labels. FitzGerald calls bullshit on so many arguments that I lost count.