Den förbannade gröna pricken

Jason Fried om ett av de största stressmomenten när man jobbar hemma:

For years we used an internal instant messaging system that broadcasted everyone’s real-time status. It seemed cool, it seemed useful. It seemed like something that would be good to know. But it turned out to be TMI: Too Much Information.

Because, really, what does “available” and “away” really mean? Official definitions don’t matter, because here’s what they actually mean: “Available to be bothered” and “I’m running away and hiding because I can’t get any fucking work done around here.”

Det värsta är vissa chattprogram som automatiskt listar dig som “away” när du i själva verket sitter och arbetar vid datorn men inte rört chattprogrammet på en stund. Mattermost, jag tittar på dig nu…