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Consume Less. Create More. (consumelesscreatemore.com)
20 points by jmhobbs on Feb 16, 2010 | hide | past | favorite | 10 comments

It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.

-- Edward de Bono

When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity.

-- Linda Naiman

You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy.

-- Eric Hoffer

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.

--Carl Sagan

Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.

-- Teilhard de Chardin

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.

-- Vernon Howard

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Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends.... Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.

-- Henry David Thoreau

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.

-- Rita Mae Brow

Pop culture is not about depth. It's about marketing, supply and demand, consumerism.

-- Trevor Dunn

But this is just the start of something much bigger.

-- Cory Doctorow

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.

-- Edwin Land

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

-- Edward Abbey

Actually, they are all at http://github.com/jmhobbs/consume-less-create-more/blob/mast...

1. Open site 2. Set browser tab to full-screen

Instant screensaver, for when you don't have to bother with locking the desktop.

I don't wish to slag on what is obviously a labour of love, but other than the use-case outlined above, is there a point? Otherwise the site is plainly consuming more than it creates.

I just wanted to put something together and didn't have a lot of time. It's something you are supposed to visit once and then move on :-)

It is true that it relys on quotes, but I didn't see that as consuming so much as combining, like using lego bricks to build something.

Thanks for looking!

I think this site would greatly benefit from redirecting to some charity.


I can only give you my opinion which may not be the best suggestion but something that benefits children or the environment. I think it would be great if others had suggestions on what charities they'd like to see it go to.

If you want to help children the best place to start is with your own(or your sisters, etc).

Also, in this context "helping" does not involving buying them anything.

Perhaps a rotating set of charities?

In between quotes (or every few quotes) a call to action and link to a charity could come up.

Does anyone else like that or have suggestions?

Here are my ideas for my fork:

1) Prev, pause, and next buttons for quote motion

2) Color swatches for the quotation marks and the words

Both of these would be hidden until mouse movement, a la the new google homepage

Always happy to integrate ideas. What do you mean by #2, I'm not following. Do you mean you can change the color of the marks/words?

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