Deadlines are stressful for most of us, but they do serve their purpose in forcing us into action. Without them, who knows how many great products, works of art and plain old everyday projects wouldn’t exist.
“The ultimate inspiration is the deadline” is a quote from Nolan Bushnell, inventor of Pong, and founder of Atari and the Chuck E. Cheese chain of restaurants.
I loathe deadlines, but this quote makes me appreciate them a little bit more and reminds me to set a deadline for all the things I really want to get done. As Duke Ellington said, “Without a deadline, baby, I wouldn’t do nothing.” What about you?
Designer Desktops: February 2012 [Design Milk]