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    Maybe one considers this just splitting hairs but I didn’t really feel like this post was about Minimalism. That isn’t to say the content of the post is bad but I think Minimalism is about deciding you don’t need something rather than shuffling around where it lives. Rather than move non-ephemeral data from Redis to Postgresql, minimalism would be deciding you don’t need the redis at all. Or rather than using a hosted service, minimalism would mean you don’t need that service at all (FWIW, I’ve had bad experiences with most hosted services so I wouldn’t consider using a hosted service a step up in simplicity or minimalism). This post felt like it’s advocating for a mansion, just every room looks the same whereas to me minimalism is advocating for a 40 sqm house.

    The author ends with the famous quote:

    It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

    But the author doesn’t seem to have actually taken anything away, just moved them around.