Boo 029 - Productivity, professionalism and addiction to notifications (i.e. narcissism)

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over 2 years ago, Croydon, VIC, Australia
sm2n

Glad you found the link useful. It's a fascinating subject!

sm2n over 2 years ago

AdamJaffrey

Wow, fascinating stuff @sm2n!
Summed up in another quote from the same article: "For a tool that business depends so heavily on, we put little thought into how we use email." Very worrisome.

AdamJaffrey over 2 years ago

sm2n

You reinforce some good points, Adam. The Pavlovian dogs theory about email addiction (an example of 'Classical conditioning') was nicely covered in this article, containing this succinct quote:
"Both slot machines and email follow something called a 'variable interval reinforcement schedule' " http://m.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/aug/28/email.addiction?cat=technology&type=article

sm2n over 2 years ago