10 Timeframes

There are a lot of gems in this luminous, humorous, and tender keynote by Paul Ford about how we think about time. But the most important point, not just within this piece but that I’ve read in a long time, is this:

The things that you build in the next decade are going to cost people, likely millions of people, maybe a billion people depending on the networks where you hitch your respective wagons, they are going to cost a lot of people a lot of time. Trillions of heartbeats spent in interaction….

And that’s my point, and it’s a simple point. The time you spend is not your own.

Something that anyone who builds things for people to use should keep in mind.