warehouse your curiosity google-search,esp.during work hours

Many people have a habit — immediately search on-line when a particular news catches their attention. Or it could be a name, a product, a jargon, a fact, a number, a question, something search-able, but something not related to their immediate task and don’t require immediate investigation.

If we warehouse the curiosity, very often we realize that topic is not worth searching. This is similar to a help desk’s internal policy:

Depending on the urgency, wait N minutes before reacting to a request. When you do reach out to the user, she will likely need it less urgently than if you ask her now.

Statistics — when I look back at my google searches, most of them are low value and no urgency. I wonder if you can ask google to show your own search history.

This rule requires self-discipline, something most adults and kids lack.

This rule applies not only during office hours. It applies whenever you need concentration. Non-trivial learning is one major area affected.

How do we warehouse? Write it on a piece of paper?


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