The problem of email and disruptions


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Originally published at: https://eduk8.me/2019/05/the-problem-of-email-and-disruptions/

A subtler factor arose as an unexpected side effect of the introduction of “productivity-enhancing” networked personal computers to professional life. As the economist Peter G. Sassone observed in the early 1990s, personal computers made administrative tasks just easy enough to eliminate the need for dedicated support staff — you could now type your own memos using…