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The things we own
end up owning us.
We all buy too much shit
Most of it we rarely use
Some of it we never use
We buy this crap and then
       we store it.

And then we brag about how
   much stuff we have.
But honestly that just turns
 us into stuff babysitters.

         Good job.

          Really.
Americans spend $22 Billion
  on storage every year.
More than 7.5 sq ft of storage
 space per person in the US
Most of this crap we could just
    borrow from a friend.

 I’m not saying don’t spend
money. I’m saying think more
about ...
The one who dies with the
     most toys wins?
Bullshit.
The one who dies with the
 most experiences wins.
WTF experiences?
•Go places
•See things
•Try new stuff
•Have dinner with friends
•Ride your bike
•Fuck the same old shit a...
I have an idea.
(as represented by this awesome lightbulb)
Maybe spend your money on
 doing things rather than
      buying things.

Spend your time experiencing
  things rather tha...
“Life moves pretty fast. If
  you don't stop and look
around once in a while, you
      could miss it.”
               - D...
Modern technology helps
So what are you waiting for?



You only get one shot at life.
   Are you doing it right?
I’m trying to start a
    REVOLUTION
Neo-minimalistic
 über connected
  travel addicts


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Technomads / Ignite Toronto 4 / Sept 2010

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A last minute talk for Ignite Toronto about neo-minimalism and being a technomad.

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  1. 1. The things we own end up owning us.
  2. 2. We all buy too much shit
  3. 3. Most of it we rarely use
  4. 4. Some of it we never use
  5. 5. We buy this crap and then we store it. And then we brag about how much stuff we have.
  6. 6. But honestly that just turns us into stuff babysitters. Good job. Really.
  7. 7. Americans spend $22 Billion on storage every year.
  8. 8. More than 7.5 sq ft of storage space per person in the US
  9. 9. Most of this crap we could just borrow from a friend. I’m not saying don’t spend money. I’m saying think more about what you are spending your money on.
  10. 10. The one who dies with the most toys wins?
  11. 11. Bullshit.
  12. 12. The one who dies with the most experiences wins.
  13. 13. WTF experiences? •Go places •See things •Try new stuff •Have dinner with friends •Ride your bike •Fuck the same old shit and your lame comfort levels
  14. 14. I have an idea. (as represented by this awesome lightbulb)
  15. 15. Maybe spend your money on doing things rather than buying things. Spend your time experiencing things rather than buying things.
  16. 16. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” - Dr. Ferris Bueller, Esq
  17. 17. Modern technology helps
  18. 18. So what are you waiting for? You only get one shot at life. Are you doing it right?
  19. 19. I’m trying to start a REVOLUTION
  20. 20. Neo-minimalistic über connected travel addicts thetechnomads.net
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