Read more from Slate's special issue on procrastination.
Time for a confession: This special issue was originally planned for the week of May 5. Seriously. We'd planned to publish that Monday morning, but there was one problem: Only a handful of our writers had managed to get their work in on time.
Even after pushing everything back a week, we still couldn't get it all together. Below is a schedule for stories that we assigned, or thought about assigning, but never got around to finishing:
"Telephones, Newspapers, and a Cup of Joe: How we wasted time before computers."
"Doing Things vs. Not Doing Them: Which is better for the environment?"
"The Four-Hour Work Week: How telecommuting changed America."
"Secrets of the Zune: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on staying ahead in the new economy."
"Hitler, Schmitler: Neville Chamberlain and other great figures in political procrastination."
"The Procrastinating Parent: How old is too old for circumcision?"
"Slate's 2008 Oscars Preview: Will Cate Blanchett win again?"
"The Superdelegate's Dilemma: Hillary vs. Obama vs. The Hills."
"Too Lazy To Pimp: The many distractions of Grand Theft Auto IV."
"Home Vacation: Day 3, exploring the basement."
"Slate Diary: Axl Rose."
TODAY IN SLATE
The Right Target
Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.
The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights
Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.
It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.
- School District Wants to Censor American History Curriculum to Make It More Patriotic
- U.S. Federal Prison Population Drops for the First Time in Decades
- Conservative Star D’Souza Avoids Jail Time for Illegal Campaign Contributions
- Moderate Chinese Intellectual Sentenced to Life in Prison After Show Trial
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.