Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Kathleen Parker has got my back

Kathleen Parker just wrote an article in the Washington Post talking about internet information overload. She describes perfectly exactly what I have been feeling and even has data to prove that too much information and distraction actually makes you more stupid:

"Unchecked "infomania" -- yes, there's even a term for this instapathology -- can lead to a lower IQ, according to a 2005 Hewlett-Packard study. The research, conducted by a University of London psychologist, found that people distracted by e-mail and phone calls lost 10 IQ points, more than twice the impact of smoking marijuana -- or comparable to losing a night's sleep."

Maybe we should all just light up a doobie and stare at the blue, Spring sky.

Read the whole article here.

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