'Hacking', in computer-tech speak, used to mean taking clumsy short-cuts that get a job done without finesse.
Now it's used to mean clever and simple ways to get the job done without complication.
Is this because a prevailing modern trend espouses speed but downplays quality?
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Clear spaces don't just happen.
Silver bullets, sound-bites and short-cuts are starting to define this decade, at the depreciation of hard work. Quick, bland and unhealthy food is a bad answer to an important question. People want instant results and instant replies. Self-belief is touted as the only requirement for success while effort, dedication and acquiring skills are forgotten.
Hard work has a value; endeavour has a place in life. Without it the results of our endeavours become cheap and disposable.
Short-cuts have their place, but they should never be standard practice. A speedy, disposable life risks becoming worthless.