Appropriatism

Really sublime post by Frank Chimero on what Merlan Mann coined as ‘Appropriatism’. After wading through all of the other pompous, windbag writings about minimalism, Frank comes through with the real spirit of what it means to be minimal.

Of all the gems I could pull out of it to quote, this one stands out:

Access trumps ownership, because access denotes utility and ownership means maintenance.

It’s the maintenance part that flys completely over the heads of most people.