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
Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race
How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney
Or at least trade it for something.
- Texas Lab Worker on Cruise Tests Negative for Ebola as Dallas Hospital Apologizes
- Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up College Pumpkin Festival Turned Violent
- Racist Rancher Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder in Bizarre Campaign Ad
- Supreme Court Allows Texas Law That Accepts Handgun Permits but not College IDs to Vote
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.