I’m imagining a computing paradigm where the first interaction – every time you wish to use the computer – is a declaration of how long you intend your task to take. As you wake/power-on/unlock the device, you’re greeted with a question: how much time do you need? Not how much time do you have, not how much time do you want. How much time do you need?

This task that has brought you to the computer, for which you have interrupted all else that you might have done with this time, how long must it take? How fast can you get it done and get off this inhuman, infinite arcade and return to the real?