Innovation Hub of 11/10/2012: The Science of Procrastination. Tech Trends.

November 8, 2012

Here's the lineup for this week.

The Science of Procrastination

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We all like things done fast: food that gets cooked quickly, an internet connection that operates at lightning speed, traffic that zips along. After all, who wants to wait? Do you really want to get to your destination later, when you could get there now?

 

But it turns out that waiting -- procrastinating, even -- may be the key to doing things right.

 

Frank Partnoy makes this controversial -- and perhaps counterintuitive -- case.

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Tech Trends

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Who will be the king of the gadget wars? Google? Apple? Perhaps even Amazon? David Pogue from the New York Times drops by to give us his verdict on the gadget wars -- and whether we have officially exited the era of the laptop.

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