Email More Damaging to IQ than Cannabis?

The Guardian reports, “The distractions of constant emails, text and phone messages are a greater threat to IQ and concentration than taking cannabis”. This finding emerged from the results of 80 clinical trials at King’s College, London University.

Hmmmm … you know, come to think of it, I do feel a bit dazed and confused after a day of reading blogs, checking voice mail, instant messaging students and sorting through new and old email … among the dozens of other information items in my daily routine. This field of study, as many others, demands thoughtful and disciplined information management and I wasn’t surprised to read that “The most damage was done … by the almost complete lack of discipline in handling emails.”

Hmmmm … I never thought that I might become an email burn-out. Well, I guess “it’s better to burn out, than to fade away”. Ahhh … it must be late.