Saturday, June 24, 2006

" our work interrupts our work."

A very funny (and all too true) piece by Tim Dowling in the Guardian about the culture of distraction. I found it via Norm Geras, who accurately calls the column "a phenomenology of now." You have to read it all, but I was taken aback by this one fact, which, given my relationship to the phone and e-mails at work, suggests that my IQ might be steadily receding toward the single digits:
Another study produced by the Institute of Psychiatry last year found that constant disruption from emails and phone calls had a greater effect on IQ than smoking marijuana.


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