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Emails more damaging than cannabis

23. April 2005 • MarkDilley
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Are the police going to start busting Blackberry users?

Those distracted by incoming email, phone calls and text messages saw a 10-point fall in their IQ, more than twice that found in studies of the impact of smoking cannabis, according to the researchers.

via vnunet.com



  1. That must be why they call them “crackberries”
       —Leah    Apr. 23 '05 - 05:02PM    #
  2. http://cms.psychologytoday.com/articles/pto-20030806-000010.html

    maybe its only damaging for some people and not others.
       —anon.    Apr. 23 '05 - 05:40PM    #
  3. http://cms.psychologytoday.com/conditions/narcissistic.html

    oops. Pot may be very bad for these folks too.

    Turns out “addiction” is a complex term. No blanket can be thrown over a substance to determine it more or les “damaging” tha other behavior, because its all dependant on a set of factors, most especially the underlying psychological and psychiatric conditions of the user.

    At least according to Psychology Today.
       —anon.    Apr. 23 '05 - 05:56PM    #
  4. So anon. (if you’re the anon. I’m thinking of), are you gonna tell us about the addictive power of hydroponically grown Blackberries?
       —David Boyle    Apr. 24 '05 - 12:50PM    #