Howstr is a system that makes it really easy to find out how to do things. In simple terms, Howstr considers writing and reading overrated. They’re great for sharing stories, but not great for getting work done.
Howstr replaces a simple story about a project with a complex model of what an expert knows about the project. Knowledge, not words. (okay, it uses words, but they’re used better)
The expert explains everything to Howstr. Howstr explains it to everyone else.
Howstr will literally walk you through the project, step by step, telling you exactly what you need to know next. Howstr does what an expert would do if they could stand over your shoulder.
But Howstr scales a lot better than experts or books.
Unlike a book, Howstr gives you all the details you need while hiding all the details you don’t need. An expert could do that, but they can’t do it for everyone everywhere all the time, like Howstr can.
The system behind Howstr is a network, not a library. All of the knowledge in Howstr can be related together so none of the vital context is lost. Instead of creating a bigger pile where it’s harder to find things, adding stuff to Howstr makes things easier to find and understand.
Once a project has been modeled correctly it never needs to be explained again.
The experts can spend their time improving and everyone else can refer to Howstr when they need answers. If it’s been done before, you’ll know about it, but you don’t have to study it. Howstr will explain just the parts you need to know. A little, or a lot.
Whenever someone figures something out they just add it to Howstr and no one ever has to figure it out again.
Imagine never being unsure about how to do anything. Imagine not having to spend any time researching or waste any time on mistakes. Imagine everyone gets this option whenever they need it.
It will be just plain easier to get things done. Important things. Difficult things. Valuable things. Slow, effortful exchange of knowledge adds friction to the world. Removing the friction will free up a lot of time and money.
If you share something that saves a person $1, that’s a dollar they still have. What’s more, that’s a dollar they never needed in the first place!
Wealth is the difference between what a person has and what they need. When you reduce what a person needs you make them wealthier, even if they still have the same amount. When you reduce what everyone needs you make the whole world wealthier.
Howstr; making everything as easy as the laws of physics will allow.
So…what do you want to do?
The only thing is that Howstr can’t do all of that yet. I’m working on it. Drop me a line if you want to help. Or go here github.howstr.com to check out the prototype.