There's no lack of ways to waste time.
Though web-surfing is a wonderful way to convince ourselves that we're doing something
productive when all we're really doing is passing the time, it's not the only
way. I'm frequently more than happy to devote much more time than is called for
on touching up a graphic I've prepared for a presentation. Even though the graphic
will be visible for only a few seconds and nobody will notice a few wayward dots
of color in the background (or something similar) I'll plunge into the touching-up
task with a vengeance, devoting perhaps an hour to something insignificant. The
same is true for cleaning up the code on a page, even if I'm the only person who
notices there's a problem. Three years ago I quoted
a favorite passage from The Phantom Tollbooth on this phenomenon.
Go to: Now. Right now!