Spam Doth Never Prosper …

August 18th, 2006  |  Published in etc

… ‘how’s that’ you ask, man? For if it prosper, none dare call it spam.

In my inbox:

You may have seen the study released today by outplacement consultants xxxxxxxx stating that a growing number of fantasy football leagues are costing employers as much as $1.1 billion a week in lost productivity.

The study also found that during the regular season, nearly 37 million people spend an average of 50 minutes a week at work managing their fantasy football teams.

I should start keeping a running tally of how many minutes a week are lost to the many activities software security companies have a product to block. My guess is that the average American worker spends about 8,000 hours a week doing something he or she shouldn’t, for a grand total of $98 gajillion in lost productivity.

American tech journalists lose an average of 3 million minutes a week wading through this crap, but since we usually just sigh and write it up anyhow, even though it’s lame, boneheaded and springs from the stupid assumption that if you can just seal off all forms of entertainment people will work ninety times harder, it’s kind of a wash in terms of claiming lost productivity.

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