Not directly map related, but might be. As I sit here with three screens, email open, working on multiple projects, including upcoming semester's lectures, AND listening to today's Fresh Air, I am struck dumb. In this interview, in which dear old Terry Gross reveals her late nite email addiction (et tu Terry?), the guest Matt Richtel (NTimes) reveals the answers to the following questions (and many more): Why is email addicting? Are there downsides to our constant focus on multiple influxes of infomation? What are the psycological and neurological underpinnings to this madness? The answers involve dopamine, stress hormones, declining capacity to concentrate and create, and a whole lot of scary.
Are there parallels or lessons for us in our deluge of map-related technology and data? Yikes!