David is a software engineer working at a bitcoin startup with an efficiency obsession. He’s built voice-activated mindstorm robots to automate virtually every home task. His bedroom looks like the opening sequence in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. As he leaves each morning, he gives three ritual taps to an engraved plaque which reads “PTF? GTD!” Translation: “The Path to Fun? Get Things Done!”
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the global financial crisis, the event which changed the course of our economy and inspired the creation of EconStories starting with “Fear the Boom and Bust”.