Playing Dodgson Ball

Fol­low some lit­er­ary logic down a rab­bit hole

If

Alice laughed: ‘There’s no use try­ing,’ she said; ‘one can’t believe impos­si­ble things.’

‘I dare­say you haven’t had much prac­tice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, some­times I’ve believed as many as six impos­si­ble things before breakfast.’”

– Lewis Car­roll, Alice in Wonderland

And

If you’ve done six impos­si­ble things this morn­ing, why not round it off with break­fast at Mil­li­ways, the Restau­rant at the End of the Universe?”

– Dou­glas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books and dramatizations

Finally

Get one thing done first — THEN check your email. Author of Never Check Email in the Morn­ing Julie Mor­gen­stern sug­gests spend­ing the first hour of your work­day email-free. Choose one task — even a small one — and tackle it first thing.”

– A recent blog at 43 Folders

There­fore

On a given morn­ing accom­plish at least one some­thing before sit­ting at the machine. Boot up then accom­plish at least one com­puter task before check­ing the e-mail.”

Brick

Sure, I can write in Brick that it’s great, but can I give up com­pul­sive e-mail check­ing any more than I can give up tor­tilla chips?

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