hack = 'clever expedient'

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 2 20:56:11 UTC 2014

 Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Context suggests that everybody knows this term but me:
> "5 Hacks That'll Improve Your Life":
> https://screen.yahoo.com/buzzfeed/5-hacks-thatll-improve-life-232544326.html?vp=1

This use of "hack" seems to be a short form of "life hack".
Wikipedians attempted to trace the term "life hack" here:


A 2004 talk by Danny O'Brien was an important nexus for popularization
according to Wikipedia.

Looking in the archives I see a similar response from me in 2012.


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