Friday, April 22

Oh, man . . . I just had to respond to a dozen client e-mails and I am so baked.

Another bang-up argument (after a fashion) for legalizing the shit:

LONDON, England -- Workers distracted by phone calls, e-mails and text messages suffer a greater loss of IQ than a person smoking marijuana, a British study shows.

The constant interruptions reduce productivity and leave people feeling tired and lethargic, according to a survey carried out by TNS Research and commissioned by Hewlett Packard.

This was brought to my attention by a fellow editor on a college-publications listserv, who pointed out that smack in the middle of the page where this story is located is a box exhorting you to add X, Y, or Z to your CNN e-mail alerts. Which must mean that if religion is the opiate of the masses, as Karl Marx once said, cable news is apparently striving to be the doobie.

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