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Is Email Making Professors Stupid?

By Cal Newport
 


It used to simplify crucial tasks. Now it’s strangling scholars’ ability to think.
 


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What Happened When the Dean’s Office Stopped Sending Emails After-Hours

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Very few issues cannot wait until morning, and that is an important message for any dean’s office to send.




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Ready for Your Close-Up?

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