2007 — 2 June: Eurythmics got it right

In the song with the line about "Baby's coming back..."

It merely remains to be seen1 whether it's later today, or sometime tomorrow. Judging by the lunch and evening meal arrangements that I've just learned about, it would be smarter to bet on "tomorrow". But at least she's once again fully ambulant.

I knew it all the (wasted) time... department

You hafta love those endless surveys:

American workers, on average, spend 45 hours a week at work, but describe 16 of those hours as "unproductive," according to a study by Microsoft. America Online and Salary.com, in turn, determined that workers actually work a total of three days a week, wasting the other two. And Steve Pavlina, whose Web site (stevepavlina.com) describes him as a "personal development expert" and who keeps incremental logs of how he spends each working day, urging others to do the same, finds that we actually work only about 1.5 hours a day. "The average full-time worker doesn't even start doing real work until 11:00 a.m.," he writes, "and begins to wind down around 3:30 p.m."

Lisa Belkin, writing in the New York Times

See? I knew I was right. And if you follow the link, you'll even see a suggestion that counting words doesn't measure quality. Now there's a thought. People (by which, of course, I mean Corporate managers and bean counters) measure what they can, not what they should. And this means "real" people (by which, of course, I mean everybody else) pay closer attention to what they know (or discover) is measured because that generally gates their income.



1  As, indeed, does She!