“I want corn for dinner.”

So, six months ago, you needed to grow corn so you could harvest it today and cook it tonight.

Or you can drive to the farmers market this morning and buy a few ears to eat tonight.

Or you can walk to the supermarket and buy a jar.

Or you can press this button on your phone and dinner will be here in twenty minutes.


I wrote this blog, but I didn’t program the website.

Everything we do uses materials and tools made by others. When we built Yoyodyne thirty years ago, we spent millions building email servers that you can rent today for $50 a month…

The question that is not asked but must be asked is: what part do you want to do yourself?

If you’re a photographer, does it make sense to edit your own work, or should you send it to someone who is twice as good as you, halved the price, and faster?

We act as if we are locked into this decision, but in reality, we make it again every day.

What are you doing today that only you can do? What would happen if you did this all day?


PS Akimbo (my weekly podcast) now has over 200 episodes. You can find it in all normal places (Apple, acast, site)