The Unfinished Stories
All the stuff we never got around to including in the special issue.
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?"