'Infomania' worse than marijuana 2005-04-22

BBC Online: 'Infomania' worse than marijuana

Workers distracted by email and phone calls suffer a fall in IQ more than twice that found in marijuana smokers, new research has claimed.

I assume they're referring to a temporary "loss" while you're in a state of being distracted and dealing with the interruption... Otherwise I'd probably have a negative IQ by now ;)

But it does underscore my comment the other day about setting a schedule and sticking to it, and include one or more slots for dealing with e-mail in your schedule.

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