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A great article about Burnout and “Hurry-sickness” from New York magazine – “Where Work is a Religion, Work Burnout is Its Crisis of Faith” Interesting, but thankfully not as relevant now as it would’ve been a year ago.

One quote I loved (and would love to see proof of:)

Elevator engineers even have a term for how long it takes—door dwell—before people start jamming their fingers on the door close button, which is usually a placebo, a function already disabled by litigation-conscious building managers

This reminds me of an idea I had in high school to add a “Go Faster” button to Netscape’s toolbar. It wouldn’t do anything, but it’d give you something to do while waiting for the Cool Site of the Day to load.

Found via Buzz’s delicious feed.

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