Develop an Automator’s Mindset

I think of myself as a relatively lazy person. I mean, yes, I’ve written 60 Take Control books in the last 16 years. And yes, I’ve written numerous other books, too, not to mention hundreds of articles for Macworld, TidBITS, and other sites. And sure, I run a publishing company and speak all over the world and have a wife and two young (and energetic) kids. But apart from those minor exceptions and maybe a dozen others, I’m pretty much a layabout.

However, there’s more than one way to think about laziness. When it comes to your Mac, a good form of laziness is not wanting to spend unnecessary time doing something that’s tedious or repetitive. A bad form of laziness is not bothering to figure out how to save yourself ...

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