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January 16, 2013

At Procrastinus.com you can actually measure your procrastination

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It's finally come to this: a scientist — Piers Steel, a psychologist at the University of Calgary —  has created a website where you can spend time procrastinating while actually quantifying just how bad your particular problem is.

From the website:

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I'm sure there's nothing you're supposed to be doing or getting done right now so it won't actually be procrastination, what you're gonna be doing there for the next whatever length of time you spend taking the test to find out how you score on an objective scale of Now vs. Later.

Then, to prolong things just a tad more, you can go to Amazon and ruminate about whether or not to get a copy of Steel's 2011 book, "The Procrastination Equation."

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And of course there's last year's "The Art of Procrastination," a masterful summing up of "Structured procrastination," the preferred term of Stanford philosophy professor John Perry, "not a long book (92 quite small pages)... done... only 17 years after he identified the concept."

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[via John Tierney writing in the New York Times. Illustration up top by Ron Barrett for the New York Times.]

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Ah, I'll check out the site later.

Posted by: lewildbeast | Jan 17, 2013 9:58:15 PM

Well, I took the survey, and I was going to post my results. I should get around to that any time now....

Posted by: terrence | Jan 16, 2013 10:22:34 PM

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