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instant messaging

2006-12-14 16:21:38.706181+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Phil mentioned this article, Those annoying little IMs? They cost $588B, as a follow-up to a discussion we'd had earlier about instant messaging and its effects on productivity.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-14 17:50:04.158422+00 by: ebradway

Add in the distracting lure of checking e-mails, surfing the Internet and chatting by computer, and workers interrupt themselves nearly as much as they are interrupted by others, experts say.

Hmmm... the RSS feed for Flutterby just drew me out of working productively on a big term paper...

#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-14 18:00:47.223027+00 by: dexev

Kids these days! Why, when I was their age...

Oh, wait. I am their age. Which is probably why I find this article obnoxious.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-14 18:56:31.757767+00 by: meuon [edit history]

I tend to have two types of days. I can't mix them:

starting early in the AM, ignore people, phone, e-mail, voice mail and concentrate on getting X (something measurable) done. Answer phone, email, check blogs, surf, talk to people, run errands..

While I can do light fixes and sysadmin stuff in "communicative" mode, writing real code is just not possible in less than 4 hour solid chunks for me.