Avoid interruptions by time-shifting them

by Dr_Manhattan 1 min read30th Jan 201111 comments


A lot of times you may come upon a juicy-smelling "information scent". Now you have a decision of whether to extend your lunch break and cut into work by following the scent (bad) or abandoning it (painful, and possibly bad).

One thing that has worked for me is using either delicious or more recently instapaper app to save the link (instapaper will actually sync the entire article back your iphone/pad/android). Pang of pain is largely avoided, and I can decide later whether this bit of info was worth reading, by comparing it to my other saved articles in the app at the appropriate time.