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
False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.