The Scotsman – It's not clever to send too many texts and e-mail

I found this thought-provoking article about the… Just a moment, I have an email coming in that I’ve been waiting for. Okay, that was good, let’s start over. I found this thought-provoking article about the deleterious effect of too much…. Wait a second, I just heard the phone ring. I’ll be right back. Alright, so where was I. Oh, yes… the deleterious effect of all our modern communications… Excuse me, Denise is calling from the other room…

“What? Who? Tell them I’m busy blogging and I’ll call back in about a half hour. *Sigh*”

So, ummm, this article says that, uh… well, here… you read it yourself:

The Scotsman
Fri 22 Apr 2005
Scientists believe ‘infomania’ can hit our ability to concentrate and cause permanent loss of intelligence.
Key points
• Texting makes you less intelligent, it is revealed
• Brains suffer from information overload, apparently
• Solution is: switch off!
Key quote
‘The impairment only lasts for as long as the distraction. But you have to ask whether our current obsession with constant communication is causing long-term damage to concentration and mental ability.’ – Dr Glenn Wilson, psychologist at the University of London”

So, that’s it in a nutshell. I’m glad they condensed it down to a few key points, because I was having a hard time following it. Hope you enjoyed… hold on for one moment… I’m using Sp@m X to get rid of my junk email and it’s telling me that I have about 3000 abuse messages to go out.


  1. Sadie Lou said:

    Amen brother! I will never succumb to peer pressure and carry around a cell phone! I won’t do it! If I can’t go to movie or dinner and be away from the phone for two hours, then I might as well stay home and let every who wants to get ahold of me, call me and I will obediently answer. The best invention was the answering machine and then someone had to take a step backwards and invent the cell phone.

    May 7, 2005
  2. GVDan said:

    I find that during the week I have enough stress added to my daily life by just listening to the news and talk radio. So if I am feeling stressed out I either turn them off or just listen to classical music. Wow, never thought I’d hear that come out of my mouth.

    May 8, 2005
  3. Bo Salisbury said:

    The phone is my enemy… the intruder… why would I want to invite more interruptions? Think of this… phone calls come at any time and interrupt you. And, when you call someone, you are iterrupting them. Email, on the other hand, is composed, sent, received and read without interrupting someone. Also, these actions are done when each party pleases, when they have time and inclination. Kind of like commenting on blogs!

    May 18, 2005

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