Wired has an awesome post explaining the new buzzword/concept “Lifehacking:”
What is life hacking? Is it like computer hacking? Is someone going to break into my life? Life hacking has little or nothing to do with home invasion. It’s the practice of using clever little tips and tricks to make your life easier, more efficient or more productive.
Really? That sounds kind of familiar. Hasn’t it been around for a while?
Yes, previously it was known as Hints From Heloise.
So why is it called life hacking?
Because a new name makes it sound like a new idea. Geeks can’t admit that anything worthwhile was invented before 1981. Soon, “making cocoa” will be called “milk hacking.”