Having survived the perils of Alaska, including several protracted battles with what has now become seafood, I am back and trying to get caught up on the stories from the past week. This would be easier if I hadn't returned to nearly 800 e-mails, which, excluding the weekend days during which not very much e-mail is sent, works out to one email every nine minutes and 20 seconds. Counting 10 hours per day as true "business hours," it works out to an email every four minutes and 19 seconds. Since I would further estimate that about two dozen of the 800 were really necessary in any way, that works out to roughly two useful emails and 150 unnecessary ones per workday, which sounds about right.
Most of the useful ones involved leads for Lowering the Bar, so I will quit complaining and get to work on those.