The Joys of a Simpler Life and Holding a Program in One’s Head
Paul Graham published an essay called Stuff in July.
Reading it took me back to my trip to Africa in 2005, which I wrote about in an early essay titled Using Technology to Fight Poverty. Since that trip I’ve slowly jettisoned around 30% of my possessions. What Paul says is true; the clarity a simpler life brings is remarkable. Giving away, selling, or trashing stuff you haven’t used in a year will change your life.
If you want to blow your mind on the subject of “stuff,” check out the book Material World.
Paul also recently published Holding a Program in One’s Head, which single-handedly made two of my partially-finished essays completely irrelevant. An awesome commentary on what we do for a living. Definitely worth your time.
[tags]paul graham, possessions, programming[/tags]
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