Science in Action: Procrastination (results)

It worked. This became:

My kitchen table a little later

The clearing took about 40 minutes of work and three games of Sudoku. Now to test the broken-windows theory of neatness, which says that things stay decent (say, a few items on a table) so long as the disorder stays below a certain threshold. Below that threshold, a natural tendency keeps things neat. Above that threshold, it malfunctions.

2 Responses to “Science in Action: Procrastination (results)”

  1. Megan Hevron Says:

    You haven’t eaten your persimmons. They would be an excellent reward.

  2. Catherine Johnson Says:

    hmmm….

    I think I’ve tried the “Broken Windows” theory of procrastination….

    I’ll have to start paying attention.

    I’m pretty sure the Broken Windows theory of crime reduction turned out to be false, though (yes?)