Inspirational Materials as Resource 2
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“How do you organize your bookmarks in the browser?”
“I have two folders: 20 and 80 (Pareto Principle). When I consider saving a bookmark, I ask myself:
Is this a 20 or an 80?
If it’s a 20, I save it in the 20 folder. If not, I save it in 80 folder.”
“Do you ever check the 80 folder?”
“Then what’s the point having it?”
“The point is having a filter when I consider saving stuff for later. The 80/20 question is the filter. The folders are a persistent reminder to ask the question.
Within the 20 folder, I have a folder called Inspirational. As you know, I use inspirational materials as a resource [<link; short read].
When I want to read/watch something, I extract something at random from the 20 folder.
When I want to read/watch something and get inspired, I extract something at random from the Inspirational folder.”
“How do you randomize them?”
“I use a Firefox add-on called Random Bookmark From Folder [<link]. It’s also available for Chrome.”