are you suggesting turning off chat for good, or just in the context of checking email?
Steven Zhang

Just in the context of email, although I think Slack and co are going to present the next great productivity problem. I’m seeing and hearing reports of always-on connectivity and reactivity far worse with these apps than we ever had with email. At least email was centralized and someone had to cc you and high latency so it was hard to have real time conversations. People are glued to chat. Looking forward to cal newports new book Deep Work for insight into this

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