The Hipster Shuffle

“i donÂ’t have a hipster pda. the hipster rule of law requires that one must never declare oneself a hipster. paraleptical, yes. but i donÂ’t have a hipster pda; i have a bunch of 3 by 5Â’s held together with a clip.” –Alicia Dattner, Getting Shit Done: Productivity for Unprofessionals

Okay, so I don’t have a Hipster PDA (hPDA), either. I have an ultra-techie 1-year-out-of-date Palm OS Treo 650 phone. But that doesn’t make me any less fascinated with how people more creative than myself are organizing their lives with flare and attitude.The Hipster PDA is truly a beautiful thing. Merlin Mann (one of my heroes) popularized a cool renovation on David Allen’s Getting Things Done system which involves a handful of notecards, a paperclip, and your back pocket. Whoever said “getting effectively organized costs lots of money” has obviously never been introduced to this little miracle.I thought it stopped there. We all did. But oh, how wrong we were. I don’t think any of us saw the Hipster Shuffle coming…The formula is simple (in the true spirit of Hipster PDA culture): replace the paperclip with a new iPod shuffle, and dance all night long to the rhythm of true synthesized style and organization. The blog post that introduces the idea, and its corresponding youtube video, are absolutely hillarious.

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7 Responses to “The Hipster Shuffle”

  1. Josh Says:

    I’m about to get a treo 650, so, will it do everything the 3×5 index cards will do? I’m reading GTD at the moment.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Yes, but it takes a handful of extra clicks, snaps, bell-ringing, and whistle-tooting to make it work.

    I assure you, the hPDA is more efficient.

    But the treo glows in the dark, and well, you just can’t beat that in my opinion…

  3. jenks Says:

    wow…..i’ve been saying “circus is the next hiphop” for like 2 years….

    meaning….circus is the next original urban trend coming…..

    and check THAT out….in addition to getting shit done your options for merch on her page are merch from her circus.


    in case you’re curious, “class” is the next circus. watch out.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    wait… “class” as in school? or as in style?

    ::takes furious notes::

  5. Noppuy Oppy Says:

    Hell is underground

  6. Zlue Irwin Says:

    Hell is underground

  7. Arium Banshi Says:

    Vse promolchat nikto ne skazhet