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 World’s Politest Protesters
The Occupy Central demonstrators are courteous. That’s actually what makes them so dangerous.
The Religious Right Is Not Happy With Republicans
The Feds Have Declared War on Encryption—and the New Privacy Measures From Apple and Google
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You
It spreads slowly.
These “Dark” Lego Masterpieces Are Delightful and Evocative
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.