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Thursday, July 28, 2005

From CNet news:

The typical office worker is interrupted every three minutes by a phone call, e-mail, instant message or other distraction. The problem is that it takes about eight uninterrupted minutes for our brains to get into a really creative state.

I'm totally hip to this message but still find it hard to disconnect. There's always one more message to read or write, one more weblog or news article to read, etc. This is just another example of how technology keeps creating new problems as it solves old ones.

Even Bill Gates knows the value of disconnecting:

Bill Gates takes the time, twice a year, to read and ponder the future of Microsoft. How often do you take any time at all to read new ideas, consider your current work and life, and make changes? Not often enough, I'll bet.

This reminds me of a great book I thought that I had already written about but haven't. The books is: the Tyranny of the Moment by Thomas Eriksen and it is wonderful.


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