“ū—”: A Distraction-Free Writing Environment

We call this workhorse “ū—” in tribute to an untranslatable Inuit word meaning, “the moment when Family Leader finds himself sweeping yak hair from the [ice-covered lean-to] while his angry wife screams heavily-distracting criticism of Family Leader’s time use.” Since it’s untranslatable and we don’t speak a word of Inuit, we’re not sure what that word would be. But, we definitely thought “ū—” sounded cool and a little Eskimoey.

Also, we had to come up with a name that wasn’t already on the App store. So.

Merlin Mann entertains while hammering home his message with precision, as always.