Monday, March 10, 2003

The Tyranny of E-Mail

Rainer Brockerhoff links to The Tyranny of Email. This is why I’m almost never on iChat.

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You're not on iChat cuz you lack the inability or the desire to multitask and work with others. :-)

As for me, I lack the inability to realize that you can't really lack an INability. :-P

Yeah, I find that I'm much more productive when I don't multitask. Context switches have too much overhead. :-) I can't even listen to good music while programming or writing.

In the last 3 months, I found out the hard way that I can multitask phones, iChatting, weblogging, answering e-mail, reading RSS feeds, and doing family stuff... with some loss in all departments, but it's doable.

But I failed to do any Cocoa programming whatsoever, PHP programming for my site dropped to a snail's pace, and I missed the deadline for writing a MacHack paper. Perhaps it's time to break out the Provigil pills...? :-)

Does this mean you listen to bad music when programming or writing? ;-)

Sometimes. I have no trouble with music I can ignore.

I love that movie. I can't imagine anyone but John Cusack playing Rob. It has to have one of the best opening lines ever.

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