Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Here's a Site I Like

I may have mentioned this blog before, but seeing this today reminded me of how much I like it (and how much I don't like it because it reminds me of one of my areas of greatness weaknesses).
In 2005, a psychiatrist at King’s College in London administered IQ tests to three groups: the first did nothing but perform the IQ test, the second was distracted by e-mail and ringing phones and the third was stoned on marijuana. Not surprisingly, the first group did better than the other two by an average of 10 points. The e-mailers, on the other hand, did worse than the stoners by an average of 6 points.
I think the moral may be "Do drugs, not email ... at least if you want to be productive." Of course some smart aleck will come along and tell me I have distorted the data ... but whatever ...

I personally think the "hacks" sometimes are more time consuming than not having them. But there is something to be said for a well managed life. I am simply not the one to say it since I know nothing about it.


Chris Anderson said...

That is just hilarious! Sheesh. That story has me written all over it.

Chris Anderson said...

What about the pastor who was on painkillers and email? Oh, forget it.