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April 23, 2005

Emails 'pose threat to IQ'

As someone whose work is constrained by hundreds of emails asking questions that have already been answered in lecture or by the course syllabus, I am hardly surprised to learn my faltering intellect is having a hard time of it.

The distractions of constant emails, text and phone messages are a greater threat to IQ and concentration than taking cannabis, according to a survey of befuddled volunteers. Doziness, lethargy and an increasing inability to focus reached "startling" levels in the trials by 1,100 people, who also demonstrated that emails in particular have an addictive, drug-like grip.

Further study might usefully consider a corrolation between the constant sending of pesky emails and doziness, lethargy and the inability to focus.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 23, 2005 09:07 AM

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It's true! It's _so_ true. (As the difference between my SAT and GRE scores can attest.)

Posted by: Ben [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 24, 2005 04:27 PM