No incremental solutions.
Let the bits go.
In an infinite world…
In an infinite world… •  Emptiness is valuable.
In an infinite world… •  Emptiness is valuable. •  Things fill up by default.
In an infinite world… •  Emptiness is valuable. •  Things fill up by default. •  Survive with 3 D’s:    Delete, Defer, and...
 
Better use  of time. Computer literacy isn’t enough.
 
 
e-mail todo lists media diet photos creating bits naming files storing files other essentials Users need  many  skills:
Achieving emptiness Zero inbox, once a day
four types of e-mail
<ul><li>four types of e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>spam </li></ul>
<ul><li>four types of e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>spam </li></ul><ul><li>personal </li></ul>
<ul><li>four types of e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>spam </li></ul><ul><li>personal </li></ul><ul><li>3. fyi’s (cc’s, newslette...
<ul><li>four types of e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>spam </li></ul><ul><li>personal </li></ul><ul><li>3. fyi’s (cc’s, newslette...
three things you can do to an e-mail
three things you can do to an e-mail delete
three things you can do to an e-mail delete file
three things you can do to an e-mail delete file defer
<ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam </li></ul>
<ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam: delete </li></ul>
<ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam: delete </li></ul><ul><li>personal </li></ul>
<ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam: delete </li></ul><ul><li>personal: delete (or file) </li></ul>
<ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam: delete </li></ul><ul><li>personal: delete (or file) </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam: delete </li></ul><ul><li>personal: delete (or file) </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam: delete </li></ul><ul><li>personal: delete (or file) </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam: delete </li></ul><ul><li>personal: delete (or file) </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam: delete </li></ul><ul><li>personal: delete (or file) </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam: delete </li></ul><ul><li>personal: delete (or file) </li></ul><ul>...
a lack of todo management The cause of  email overload…
The key to a bit-literate  todo list
Apps that  defer  todos
Bit literacy in managing photos Take lots of pictures, then  delete  most of them John Kratz
Bit literacy in the media diet: Avoid  all sources you don’t need
 
Bit literacy in files:  empathy choosing file formats naming files storing files
bit-literate file naming ( 1 ) what do applicants name their resumes?
bit-literate file naming ( 1 ) what do applicants name their resumes? a more empathetic name: john-smith-resume.pdf
bit-literate file naming (2) mh-0523-bitlitseminar.ppt cg-0522-proposal.doc bn-0518-amex.pdf  (in “receipts”)
e-mail todo lists media diet photos creating bits naming files storing files other essentials Users need skills– and  bett...
He’ll need a solution, too
Let’s get started. [email_address]
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  1. 5. No incremental solutions.
  2. 6. Let the bits go.
  3. 7. In an infinite world…
  4. 8. In an infinite world… • Emptiness is valuable.
  5. 9. In an infinite world… • Emptiness is valuable. • Things fill up by default.
  6. 10. In an infinite world… • Emptiness is valuable. • Things fill up by default. •  Survive with 3 D’s: Delete, Defer, and avoiD.
  7. 12. Better use of time. Computer literacy isn’t enough.
  8. 15. e-mail todo lists media diet photos creating bits naming files storing files other essentials Users need many skills:
  9. 16. Achieving emptiness Zero inbox, once a day
  10. 17. four types of e-mail
  11. 18. <ul><li>four types of e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>spam </li></ul>
  12. 19. <ul><li>four types of e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>spam </li></ul><ul><li>personal </li></ul>
  13. 20. <ul><li>four types of e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>spam </li></ul><ul><li>personal </li></ul><ul><li>3. fyi’s (cc’s, newsletters) </li></ul>
  14. 21. <ul><li>four types of e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>spam </li></ul><ul><li>personal </li></ul><ul><li>3. fyi’s (cc’s, newsletters) </li></ul><ul><li>4. todos </li></ul>
  15. 22. three things you can do to an e-mail
  16. 23. three things you can do to an e-mail delete
  17. 24. three things you can do to an e-mail delete file
  18. 25. three things you can do to an e-mail delete file defer
  19. 26. <ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam </li></ul>
  20. 27. <ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam: delete </li></ul>
  21. 28. <ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam: delete </li></ul><ul><li>personal </li></ul>
  22. 29. <ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam: delete </li></ul><ul><li>personal: delete (or file) </li></ul>
  23. 30. <ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam: delete </li></ul><ul><li>personal: delete (or file) </li></ul><ul><li>3. fyi’s </li></ul>
  24. 31. <ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam: delete </li></ul><ul><li>personal: delete (or file) </li></ul><ul><li>3. fyi’s: delete (or file) </li></ul>
  25. 32. <ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam: delete </li></ul><ul><li>personal: delete (or file) </li></ul><ul><li>3. fyi’s: delete (or file) </li></ul><ul><li>4a. small todos </li></ul>
  26. 33. <ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam: delete </li></ul><ul><li>personal: delete (or file) </li></ul><ul><li>3. fyi’s: delete (or file) </li></ul><ul><li>4a. small todos: complete & delete </li></ul>
  27. 34. <ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam: delete </li></ul><ul><li>personal: delete (or file) </li></ul><ul><li>3. fyi’s: delete (or file) </li></ul><ul><li>4a. small todos: complete & delete </li></ul><ul><li>4b. big todos </li></ul>
  28. 35. <ul><li>delete, file, or defer? </li></ul><ul><li>spam: delete </li></ul><ul><li>personal: delete (or file) </li></ul><ul><li>3. fyi’s: delete (or file) </li></ul><ul><li>4a. small todos: complete & delete </li></ul><ul><li>4b. big todos: defer! </li></ul>
  29. 36. a lack of todo management The cause of email overload…
  30. 37. The key to a bit-literate todo list
  31. 38. Apps that defer todos
  32. 39. Bit literacy in managing photos Take lots of pictures, then delete most of them John Kratz
  33. 40. Bit literacy in the media diet: Avoid all sources you don’t need
  34. 42. Bit literacy in files: empathy choosing file formats naming files storing files
  35. 43. bit-literate file naming ( 1 ) what do applicants name their resumes?
  36. 44. bit-literate file naming ( 1 ) what do applicants name their resumes? a more empathetic name: john-smith-resume.pdf
  37. 45. bit-literate file naming (2) mh-0523-bitlitseminar.ppt cg-0522-proposal.doc bn-0518-amex.pdf (in “receipts”)
  38. 46. e-mail todo lists media diet photos creating bits naming files storing files other essentials Users need skills– and better tools
  39. 47. He’ll need a solution, too
  40. 48. Let’s get started. [email_address]

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