And here I was wondering if age was catching up with me — instead, it may be my Internet use (hat tip: Jeff Culbreath):
The distractions of constant emails, text and phone messages are a greater threat to IQ and concentration than taking cannabis, according to a survey of befuddled volunteers.
Doziness, lethargy and an increasing inability to focus reached “startling” levels in the trials by 1,100 people, who also demonstrated that emails in particular have an addictive, drug-like grip.
Read the whole thing. Maybe we can start to consider spammers not just nuisances, but public health threats?
Farewell, dear readers. Bring on the cold winter air, a warm pipe, and dancing flames from a woodstove; a pretty wife curled up in a blanket; and the buzz of a chain saw on Saturday morning.