Saturday, March 08, 2008

I Need a Virtual Break. No, Really.

A nice little piece about taking a regular break from email, blogs, cell phones, PDAs, etc.: Mark Bittman, I Need a Virtual Break. No, Really., N.Y. Times, March 2, 2008.
Nathan Zeldes, a principal engineer at Intel (employees there read or send three million e-mail messages daily), is running a couple of experiments, one in which people spend a morning a week at work but offline, another in which people consciously reduce their e-mail output. Though he’s not reporting results, he’s encouraged and he says people are participating.

1 comment:

Nathan Zeldes said...

The "Quiet Time" and "No Email Day" experiments at Intel are still underway; you can read more about them here

It's good to see an increase in awareness around this entire subject...