While cutting off a shirt tag, I wondered what I would do if I needed to reference its care instructions in the future. I considered putting recording the tag information in a note, or even better, some kind of database.

Then I considered how useful it might be to log every part of my life in a database app. Literally, as much as I possibly could.

I ended the whole line of thought by asking myself, What, you’re going to record how many almonds you have in the pantry? How in the world did you get to be this way?