Author: The Deletist

#YOLO and #FOMO

I have to confess, YOLO used to be my favorite acronym until I read about FOMO.  YOLO stands for “You Only Live Once” and is a pop culture term that signifies having done something indulgent or reckless.  Whenever I see…

There’s an app for that…

Every time I wonder aloud if something is possible, or ruminate on a problem, somebody is quick to jump in with “there’s an app for that!” track expenses  count calories measure your metabolic rate while sleeping perfect your memory If…

The Asynchronous Sync and Digital Photos

I’ve noticed that a lot of sync services work beautifully in one direction to save or backup. When deleting something, however, the services are largely asynchronous, meaning objects and services aren’t synced for deletion.  Let’s look at a few examples…

The Human Touch: Forgive and Forget

We forget where we put things, people’s names or what we ate for breakfast this morning.  Now we forget, in addition to the aforementioned things: documents we created what’s on our hard drives important email conversations the thousands of images…

Fragmented Discourse

Thinking back to how plans were made before cell phones (the regular “dumb” kind), I’m often surprised that today’s technology actually makes the process feel more cumbersome and drawn out.  Plans used to be simple: Make plan. Call friend(s) and…