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Happy 10th Whyday!

Today, August 19th, is Whyday! I wrote a longer post about it earlier this week, but if you want the short version, it’s this: It’s a day to celebrate creativity and whimsy using technology.

Whyday is named after the engimatic programmer/artist who operated under the name “Why the Lucky Stiff” (or _why for short), and his story is told in this video:

My favorite quote from _why, which he Tweeted before he took down his Twitter account:

when you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. your tastes only narrow & exclude people. so create.

In the spirit of _why, let’s all use this day to start a creative project or try something new!

Find out more about Whyday ay whyday.org.

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