Sunday, May 18. 2008
The problem is a hard one to solve because most people still need the Internet for some things. If you drink too much, you can solve that problem by stopping entirely. But you can't solve the problem of overeating by stopping eating. I couldn't simply avoid the Internet entirely, as I'd done with previous time sinks.
His proposed solution is interesting and maybe worth a try, when your desk layout allows it:
I now leave wifi turned off on my main computer except when I need to transfer a file or edit a web page, and I have a separate laptop on the other side of the room that I use to check mail or browse the web.
If you are interested this essay from Paul Graham, you might also be interested in my article Context Switches are Expensive.
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