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The abundance of slowness | Metagramme

The abundance of slowness | Metagramme | Designer's Resources |
Mark Strozier's insight:

This post was like I was reading a mirror.

I've started changing habits burned into my routine over the past 20+ years (and most of my life), Habits like, multi-tasking, working through lunch, checking email before I get out of bed, checking email the last thing I do before I go to bed. 

I'm still working on saying no. That may be the hardest thing. Trying to acommodate everyone is how I was brought up. I've had it in the back of my mind that if I say no, it's an automatic fail. Self awareness may be the best way for me to break this habit.

Sheree Martin's curator insight, February 8, 2013 8:52 PM

Balance, adequate rest and recreation and taking one thing at a time are among the fundamental principles of a happy life.

Daphne Consigliere's curator insight, February 9, 2013 9:41 AM

Go dark, with no fear. Turn off you phone. Try it for a week, the world will not fall appart and you will still have a job. And you will have a life.

Daphne Consigliere's comment, February 12, 2013 4:20 PM
Also, we can say yes, but it will be ready for X date, which is when we will have the time for it. There are only 2 anwers to that: ok, we will wait, or the business will pass to someone else. Both are ok.
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How To Thrive In The Free-Product Economy

How To Thrive In The Free-Product Economy | Designer's Resources |

Building technology has never been cheaper than it is today. Or faster.

In the past twelve months, Ruby on Rails programmers built more than a million apps on top of Heroku, a platform that allows coders to save drastic amounts of development time. Historically, the majority of the cost of a typical app comes from maintenance, says Heroku COO Oren Teich; companies like his build layers of technology that deplete those setup and maintenance costs--not to mention experience required--to build software. "Innovation is increasing," Teich says. "This is a huge trend we're seeing day after day."

Moore's Law says computer processing power gets steadily cheaper and faster to produce. This rapid innovation has given rise to new rules for technology pricing, essentially pushing prices down on even brand-new products. On the web, this is something I call the "Law of Free Product Economics," ...

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