Recreating Ben Franklin's Schedule in LaTeX
October 3, 2015
It may well be true that a thing of beauty is a joy forever.
Every self-help system and their legion of gurus has a complicated method overpromising fantastic results. The success of the system depends on it being complicated, because a confused reader is a reader still searching for answers. The simplicity of Franklin's schedule is what makes it a pleasure to use. Nothing will make you feel like a robot in the morning quicker than a seventeen-point checklist timed down to the minute.
It's funny that it probably took me ten times as long to typeset this than it did him. I struggled with the LaTeX. The LaTeX file used to generate this schedule is available on GitHub.