Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

23 Nov 2003, 19:26 p.m.

The Slacker Ghost in the Machine

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

"The only explanation that makes sense to me is that [procrastination is] some sort of self-protection mechanism to prevent us from being used as thought-slaves."