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Some thoughts about life hacks

Alert readers may recall a few weeks ago I wrote about my approaching tenth anniversary writing for the "Journal" (December, 2023). Reviewing my list of "stories I wish I'd written" I found today's topic: life hacks. Some readers may not recognize the term as the phrase was only coined in the early 2000s. But likely every reader has indulged in creating life hacks. They are everywhere and they make our lives survivable.

The term "life hacks" was created by a journalist writing about a gathering of computer professionals. He coined the term to describe the "shortcuts productive IT (information...