Instapaper Zero -
A workflow to manage the to read list on the web using Instapaper and Yojimbo
Web-based task manager for lovers of simple - Daystack -
A beautifully minimal approach to getting organized.
Work focused on the content | minimalmachine -
Without content there aren’t tools, design or interfaces that can transform a project in a success project. The focus became to find the right way to create content.
Really helpful lesson about creativity and art of living.
- Space (“You can’t become playful, and therefore creative, if you’re under your usual pressures.”)
- Time (“It’s not enough to create space; you have to create your space for a specific period of time.”)
- Time (“Giving your mind as long as possible to come up with something original,” and learning to tolerate the discomfort of pondering time and indecision.)
- Confidence (“Nothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.”)
- Humor (“The main evolutionary significance of humor is that it gets us from the closed mode to the open mode quicker than anything else.”)
There’s a great youtube in the original article. John Cleese starts to sound a lot like Tim Ferriss. Probably the closest thing he has to a TED talk. On second thought, here it is (there’s a longer version in the original article though):
Gianluca Tararbra aka Gitano
(via Silkscreen Poster “Good Things Come to Those Who…” by Kyle Winton — Kickstarter)
Why I think Instagram Facebook doesn’t work | minimalmachine -
Instagram could lose its capacity to attract new people and probably could lose part of its users.
Minimal: Clothes -
In Clothing that makes me simplify (and be lighter) I wrote:
I’m always trying to be lighter and more efficient. In doing this I noticed a trend on the clothing I own: through the years they gradually became lighter, simpler and can adapt to any occasion. I own less clothing.
The enemy is not the innovators. The enemy is the idea of not doing anything, and thinking that change is not going to happen. —
- Nate Weiner, cited by Lois Beckett in Instapaper, Read It Later, Byliner: Platform founders on the pageview economics of time-shifted reading. Weiner is also the guy who calls time-shifted reading ‘Tivo for the web’.
How to balance the desire of readers to filter ads with the desire of publishers to have embedded ads in works?
Weiner, the founder of Read It Later, tries to make the point that the innovators — like Weiner, Marco Arment of Instapaper, and John Tayman of Byliner — are just doing what readers want. The trick will be figuring out a way to make the publishers happy.
In a fluid world, the notion of web pages (except as an archival mechanism) is changing rapidly. A URL is a unique ID referencing an object, most importantly, a handle that can be used to dereference: to access the object being referenced, and pulling its contents into some context.
The issue is, then: Are the ads associated with works part of the work or an additional bit of stuff?
From the viewpoint of the reader, the ads are extraneous, and not inviolably part of the work, because filtering them in no way degrades the experience of the article, photo, video, or audio.
I believe that a new sense of ‘fair use’ will have to evolve, and it will be somewhere to the left of what publishers like. For example, something like the reverse of the model for online newspapers, where I can access the NY Times without fee for up to 20 times per month. Perhaps a model would evolve where I can skip NY Times ads in Read It Later for 20 times per month, after which I have to see at least one of their ads in subsequent viewings?
Minimal: To me minimalism is not... -
To me minimalism is not getting rid of all your possessions just to say “look I am a minimalist, I live with 1 tshirt and 1 meal a week”.
To me minimalism is not having cheap things so that I can say “look I don’t spend money because I am a minimalist and I live with nothing”
To me minimalism…