November 30, 2008

[Connecting Bits] Simplicity in this Economy

After dinner at a Chinatown restaurant the day before Thanksgiving, I happened to crack open this fortune reading. It was funny initially but quickly turned into a firm reminder, especially in these economic times. The angle that I took away from this little missive was: Simplicity. Mark Hurst recently wrote about simplicity’s media moment (unrelated to the moment in the fortune reading). Though the feeling about the state of the economy may assume the simple forms of artist Jeanie Riddle, some refuge can be found in practicing simplicity. Online destinations like Unclutterer and 43 Folders strive for a sense of economy in life and living, including business. Such sites make clear how simplicity is worth every “media moment,” from this year into the next and afterwards.