Could Gen Z Free the World From Email?: from NYTimes. “The shortcomings of email have only been exacerbated by the pandemic because it has replaced too much: Decisions that were once made by stopping by a co-worker’s desk have been relegated to inbox ping-pong. Some people wrote about feeling a sense of guilt for not being able to reply faster or for adding emails to their colleagues’ inboxes. Others described how responding to a barrage of emails caused them to lose track of other tasks, creating a cycle that’s at best unproductive and at worse infuriating.” My take: email is going to be around for a long time to come — it has become identity and is (with SMS) the only messaging channel independent of a tech giant.
Why do we procrastinate, and how can we stop? Experts have answers. from Washington Post. “Chronic procrastination doesn’t discriminate based on gender, race or age; we’re all susceptible. As Joseph Ferrari put it, “Everybody procrastinates, but not everyone is a procrastinator.” And contrary to popular belief, procrastinating has little to do with laziness. It’s far more complicated, he added, than simply being a matter of time management.”
James Ely: “Defense of economic rights figured prominently during the American Revolution and at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The founding generation stressed the significance of property ownership as a safeguard for political liberty against arbitrary government as well as the economic utility of private property.” [via CafeHayek]