Premature Optimization


Premature optimization is the root of all evil.
Donald Knuth

This often occurs when someone starts their Fitness journey, or when they start to use some new technology.

PKM systems is a place where people often optimize prematurely.

You don’t need to use some grand system that someone else figured out. Figure out what works for you and go with that.

You can start drawing inspiration from the work of others later.

Avoid chasing the 1% when just starting out — aim for the 99% first.

I relate this to Occam’s Razor; just start with the simplest solution.

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