“If you’re anticipating some grand moment, then you’re wasting all of your time waiting for the universe to tell you what to do when, really, the universe doesn’t know, doesn’t care, and doesn’t have time to tell you to study dance magic, because the universe is too busy coming up with ways to wipe humanity off the face of the Earth.”—4 Difficult Ways to Simplify Your Life (That Are Worth It) | Cracked.com
He is an apparent paradox: a high-tech design leader with a home and possessions that display little affection for anything postwar; frankly, most of the 20th century seems suspect to him. Nothing in his home looks particularly futuristic, or technological, at least as we’ve usually understood those terms. A house may be a machine for living, but Karp says, “I don’t want our house doing very much.” It’s a quiet space, with few distractions; one feels that stone tablets might not be entirely out of place.
It’s a beautiful home. It looks like a place of solace in a city that provides little.
People have asked me over the years why I use Tumblr. Especially knowing some of my feelings about ownership and control of one’s work. The reasons are simple — Tumblr makes it as easy and painless as possible to do the work I wish to do with this site and David has been nothing but good, forthright, and is a fan of the site. David is our kind of guy.
Really great article about David Karp, Tumblr and the East/West coast divide in the tech industry. NY Times does a great job on this.