An odd phenomenon this week: I am currently in Dubai (my 8th trip here) and Internet access is as miserly and usuriously priced as ever. I have one hour in the morning to get everything I need to get done on the Interwebz, and then it shuts off. Bang.
Interestingly, though, I think this has had a positive effect on my productivity. I know I'm not saying anything new here, but with one hour to get all of my email processing, responding and posting done, I've been ruthlessly efficient. As I type this now, I have 4:10 left on my Internet clock. I'm reminded of the last scene in Blade Runner, as Roy Batty's time runs out. I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
And so ends my Internet time. A furiously productive hour. I might try this when I get home.