Steve Rubel lists five ways in which he is simplifying his technology:
- Eliminating any bookmarks, software/webware that I haven’t used in the last seven days
- Cutting back to two devices for everything – a laptop and a cell phone. Period, end of story
- All critical data seamlessly syncs between these two devices. If a service doesn’t allow me to sync stuff via the cloud and access it both online and off, it’s toast
- He’s dumped tons of of stuff: RSS feeds and virtually every email newsletter
- Setting up lists on Friendfeed to help me find signals in the noise
That sounds really good to me. I’m feeling more cluttered every day. Too many atoms, too many bytes (bits?)
- #1 will be a snap for the bookmarks. I’ll have to nut up to kill some of the software I’m not using. Wish me luck.
- #2 is equally appealing. I could get by with my MacBook and my iPhone. But the big iMac at work belongs to the company, so… and the Mac Mini at home really gets very little use.
- #3 The whole Mac/Mobile Me experience has made me very reliant on sync’ing. I have a couple of apps that don’t but not many.
- #4 is pretty easy to do. Got my RSS subscriptions under 50. If I add one, I’ll try to find one to delete
- #5 I’ve never been able to get with the Friendfeed thing. I’ll take another look but…