There’s actually something called the Center for Internet Behavior right here in West Hartford, which keeps psychologist Dave Greenfield busy, though I can’t help thinking he’s sitting in his pajamas and surfing the net for the lyrics of old rock ‘n roll songs as I write.
In any case, Greenfield told The Wall Street Journal that your inbox is a reflection of you.
“If you keep your inbox full rather than empty, it may mean you keep your life cluttered in other ways,” he told the paper. “Do you cling to the past? Do you have a lot of unfinished business in your life?”
Actually, Dave, I just don’t have time to weed through it. But I suppose that’s everyone’s excuse for piling up thousands of emails that there’s no earthly reason to save.
It is interesting, though, that Greenfield’s got an organization in place that lets him spout off about the Internet to any reporter who comes calling. I might like that, too. I can babble with the best of them.