One impetus for this site is a feeling that has been growing in me for some time: many of us just have too much stuff (while a great deal of the Earth’s population simply do not have enough).  This is not to say that I am a minimalist, but rather that decades of mass production have forced us to compromise quality for quantity.  While this is true in our personal lives, it also extends to industry, as well as beyond the physical domain and into the digital world.  Our closets, storage rooms and applications folders show that we spend far too much money, time and effort on things that rarely generate any utility.  In times of increasing strain on resources, eventually this trend has to stop.