"If you make something easy, it will get done."
That's the basic idea. The trouble is that computers make it very easy to get distracted, or otherwise do things inefficiently.
The tips and tricks in these lessons are like back to the basics drills in sports - they seem simple, but they are deceptively effective. Also, like basic drills, they can be difficult to incorporate into your day-to-day routine. What you've always done has been set in your mind by repetition, and will be hard to displace. It's important that you take the time after reading this description or attending a computing efficiency workshop to cement these things with intentional practice. I'll get to this more later, but intentional practice is the first and most important step towards speed in computing tasks.
Ready? Let's get started.