The WWW is evil. It entices you away from your True Purpose and lures you into its den of vices. Here are some of the ways I have been waylaid while being an industrious ant and minding my own business in the past 24 hours:
- While rechecking titles of academic publications, I unaccountably ended up on a fan site dedicated to the late Stieg Larsson and browsing the discussion forum there.
- While pitching ideas to editors, I inexplicably found myself looking at backpacks on Flipkart.
- While doing routine fact-checking on articles I am editing, I mysteriously landed on a site featuring tips on the best way to earn your living as a farmer in Sims 3. This, oddly enough, led to checking to see if the price of Diablo III has come down and Hitman: Absolution released (I know very well it’s due in November, so why would I need to check?!).
- While writing work-related emails, I’ve blacked out and suddenly come to, to realize I’m reading reviews on Engadget.com.
Need any more proof that the Web is the devil in cyber form?