Michael Kelly Sutton

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Michael Kelly Sutton
Michael Kelly Sutton.jpg
Sutton in 2009
Born (1987-05-04) May 4, 1987 (age 32)
OccupationSoftware Engineer, Journalist
Known forHackCollege, Cult of Less
Home townEverett, Washington

Michael Kelly Sutton, commonly called Kelly Sutton (born May 4, 1987), became known in 2010 for starting the websites HackCollege[1] and Cult of Less.[2]


Sutton was raised in Everett, Washington and moved to Southern California to attend Loyola Marymount University in 2005. Sutton is currently a software engineer working for Gusto.

Cult of Less[edit]

Sutton founded the website, Cult of Less as a way to "unclutter his life."[3] The site listed all of Sutton's possessions and past belongings. He became a known figure among "digital minimalists"[4] (people who replace physical media, such as DVDs and books, with digital media, such as streaming services). Sutton claimed in 2010 to live out of two suitcases and two boxes.[5] On his personal website, Sutton in 2013 called the Cult of Less a "past exploit"[6] and in 2016 noted that he had "a girlfriend and a waffle iron, so we can all agree that project is likely over."[7]


Sutton began the Web site HackCollege in September, 2006.[8] Since its inception, the site has grown to include a show. The show was briefly a part of the Revision3 network.[9]

Sutton was featured in the lifehacking documentary, You 2.0,.[10]


  1. ^ Reimold, Dan (2010-09-08). "How College Students Became Mini-Media Moguls in School". PBS Media Shift. Retrieved 2010-09-11.
  2. ^ Danzico, Matthew (2010-08-16). "Cult of less: Living out of a hard drive". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-09-11.
  3. ^ Harlow, Poppy (2010-09-02). "Dumping Junk, Living Digitally". CNN Money. Retrieved 2010-09-11.
  4. ^ Moses, Asher (2010-08-18). "Cult of less: digital minimalists on the rise". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2010-09-11.
  5. ^ Mitchell, Gareth (2010-09-07). "Rivals to iPad unveil their tablets at a Berlin expo". BBC News World Service, Digital Planet Radio Programme. Retrieved 2010-09-11.
  6. ^ "Kelly Sutton". 17 March 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Kelly Sutton". 16 March 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  8. ^ Young, Jeffrey (2008-05-06). "Using Technology to 'Hack' College Life: an Interview With a Student Blogger". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
  9. ^ Miller, Liz Shannon (2008-09-29). "Revision3 Beta's Starting lineup: Home Runs and Strikeouts". NewTeeVee. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
  10. ^ Beale, Scott (2008-09-29). "You 2.0, A Documentary on Life Hacking". Laughing Squid Blog. Retrieved 2010-09-11.

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