[extropy-chat] Flynn again

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Wed May 4 05:38:35 UTC 2005

--- Adrian Tymes <wingcat at pacbell.net> wrote:
> --- 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
> onelearns the system. The effect is perhaps comparable, in some ways,
> to puberty.
> I'm waiting for the study that compares experienced Web and email
> users to those who have never used the Internet.

I was under the impression that this study applied to experienced email
users, not novices.

Mike Lorrey
Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
                                      -William Pitt (1759-1806) 
Blog: http://intlib.blogspot.com

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