In Praise of Being Unproductive

Are you productive?  Efficient?  Useful?  More to the point, are you productive, efficient, and useful enough?  These are the kinds of questions that arise (naturally and terrifyingly) when technology makes it easy to stay online and connected 24/7.  But all this connectivity brings two unfortunate side effects.  First, the expectation from bosses, friends, the media, etc., that we will be available at all times, has increased.  Second, the concepts of productivity and efficiency have been redefined according to what our devices enab.....

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