When you divorce mind from biology, how much of it must you actually simulate to function as a sapient being? Minimalist dataforms have long worked to determine how much of their original neural architecture is necessary, and how much of it they can safely cut out. Almost the opposite of the Stored in this regard, they have managed to optimize themselves so that they do not need to simulate most of the human nervous system or the parts of the brain related to it. Many don't even use bodies in digital space beyond simply representative symbols unless social convention requires them to. By doing so the Minimalists may operate at their optimal level with far fewer computational resources than a less efficient simulation might need. This drive toward efficiency tends to carry into the rest of their lives, too.
Minimalists are common among most civilizations with large dataform populations. A notable exception to this are the Stored, whose venerable first generation still value high-fidelity simulation of their lost bodies too much to accept Minimalist optimization. Many rebellious younger Stored are starting to disagree with their elders. Most Logician dataforms, few in number as they might be, become Minimalists to save on resources in the long term.
Benefit: Minimalists simply have more efficient minds; they treat their Cognitech score as 1 point higher during Conflicts.
Core Value: Efficiency. That which is unnecessary or holds us back should be trimmed away.