Hacks are fun and entertaining. Some of them actually work. And they can provide encouragement. I have a friend who sits on a ball at work. That probably came to him as a hack. Lots of folks get up and move during the work day. A great idea that was no doubt marketed as a “hack”. Which is, I guess, a marketing hack. Hack is the new “curated.” Maybe this writer should curate his hacks.
For me, the word "hack" conjures up the image of a furball barfed up by a cat, or someone clearing his throat and getting ready to spit, or what someone does when they want to break into your computer. Isn't there a better word?
Ha! So true. In this context, "hack" is being used to mean "shortcut." And I think that the point that the author is trying to make is that shortcuts are often ill-conceived, lazy, and counterproductive.
Work that's worth doing is worth doing right - slowly, carefully, with intention. An obsession with cutting corners is probably a good reason to zoom out and reconsidered why you're doing what you're doing in the first place.
Thank you. Would love to have this message go around the world and inspire people to "unplug" from the "garbage-in-garbage-out" culture the internet has fostered.
Yep. "Chop wood, carry water" is truly sage.