Interview: father of “life hacks” Danny O’Brien – Lifehacker

Just about a year ago, technology writer Danny O’Brien strung together the words “life” and “hacks” and fired off synapses throughout the geek community.

After a presentation entitled “Life Hacks – Tech Secrets of Overprolific Alpha Geeks” at the 2004 O’Reilly Emerging Technology conference, discussions of productivity, automation and hacks that get things done exploded. Danny’s concept of life hacks is the inspiration for, and I’m honored that Danny was kind enough to answer a few of my burning questions in the midst of his preparation for a follow-up Life Hacks presentation at this year’s ETech. Here’s how it went: