[extropy-chat] Flynn again

Adrian Tymes wingcat at pacbell.net
Wed May 4 04:51:15 UTC 2005

--- Mike Lorrey <mlorrey at yahoo.com> wrote:
> In a contrarian story, researchers in England have published a study
> claiming that users of email lose 10 IQ points, at least temporarily,
> through the day compared to non-emailers.

Actually, that isn't contrary.  Email and Web access can be distracting
at first, thus causing the same effect as a temporary IQ drop while one
learns the system.  The effect is perhaps comparable, in some ways, to

I'm waiting for the study that compares experienced Web and email users
to those who have never used the Internet.

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