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Parkinson's Law

Parkinson's Law has never been as important as it is today. If you're unfamiliar with it, here's an explanation from a 1955 article in The Economist.

It is a commonplace observation that work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

Thus, an elderly lady of leisure can spend the entire day in writing and despatching a postcard to her niece at Bognor Regis. An hour will be spent in finding the postcard, another in hunting for spectacles, half-an-hour in a search for the address, an hour and a quarter in composition, and twenty minutes in deciding whether or not to take an umbrella when going to the pillar-box in the next street. The total effort which would occupy a busy man for three minutes all told may in this fashion leave another person prostrate after a day of doubt, anxiety and toil.

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Have a great day!

Jimmy


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