Instead, I think we need to try to do as little as possible when we build the future web.
This isn’t a rationalization for laziness or shirking responsibility—those characteristics are arguably not ones you’d find in successful web devs. Nor it is a suggestion that we build bland, homogeneous sites and apps that sacrifice all nuance or spark to the Greater Good of total compatibility.
Instead it is an appeal for simplicity and elegance: putting commonality first, approaching differentiation carefully, and advocating for consistency in the creation and application of web standards.
Do As Little As Possible by Lyza Danger Gardner
Everybody wants a certain amount of freedom to do what they want to do, but when you get into debt, you lose the ability to indulge yourself. We often think that freedom means saying yes to what we want to do, but freedom also comes from saying no to the stuff we don’t want to do.
If you do good and interesting things, then you have to trust that the money will follow.
Gartner theorizes that there are so many hypomanics—and so many entrepreneurs—in the U.S. because our country’s national character rose on waves of immigration. ‘We’re a self-selected population,’ he says. ‘Immigrants have unusual ambition, energy, drive, and risk tolerance, which lets them take a chance on moving for a better opportunity. These are biologically based temperament traits. If you seed an entire continent with them, you’re going to get a nation of entrepreneurs.’