This is what happens when you reply to spam email

For three years, writer and comedian James Veitch answered spam email. “All I’m doing is wasting their time. I think any time they’re spending with me,  is time they’re not spending scamming vulnerable adults of out their savings.” In a hilarious TED Talk, he details his thread with one spammer who contacted him about a business […]

Working against attention residue

Going to work to answer emails won’t make you a better emailer, just as another five minutes on Twitter won’t improve your social networking game. Email, Twitter, and incoming messages drain our cognitive fitness. Continuous partial attention fragments our mind and impedes deep thought, which is at the core of doing meaningful work. How are we alive […]

Save the worry for later

Instapaper your worries. That is, save them for later. By the time you come back to them, they’ll only be important if they’re still on your mind. Anxiety is a trigger, one that works to benefit you. You’ll continue to think about the exam if you do nothing about it. Studying builds up your confidence and reduces […]

Let’s be honest 

There’s a reality between what people say and what they do. Examples: People keep predicting the death of email but its keeps getting bigger and more important because it’s the one feed where we can control. Everything else (i.e. social media) operates on linear abundance or algorithmic infinity. Tech pundits continue to predict the death […]