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Category Archives: Work

The Secret Powers of Time

Social psychologist Philip Zimbardo has some interesting observations and insights about time perspective and how it affects our work, health and well-being, all set to a well-orchestrated animation for a … Continue reading

30 June, 2010 · 4 Comments

Work, interrupted: the fragmentation of our attention

A culture of attention deficiency and distraction? An interesting recent discussion on Late Night Live (Radio National, Australia) about how many digital technologies are contributing not only to greater distraction … Continue reading

13 July, 2008 · 10 Comments

Caught in the web?

UPDATE: Thank goodness your humble blogger is not quite at this stage and still has something that resembles a life, but for a laugh, check out 50 signs you’re a … Continue reading

11 June, 2007 · 6 Comments

Back to work

As Andy Singer notes so well, we’re all becoming desk jockeys:

2 January, 2007 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"