We should have plenty of leisure time, right? After all we have instant coffee, microwave cooking, drive through restaurants. We have Wikipedia instead of a trip to the library. We have online shopping instead of a trip to the mall. Speed dating, cell phones and Tivo. We have all of these time-saving devices and yet our lives seem busier than ever with no time to get everything done.
In this era of 8-Minute Abs and online banking, how can this be?
I point you to two good reads on the topic. Vince Poscente's book The Age of Speed. And yesterday USA Today had this article on our speeded up lives.
I would read them but I'm just too busy.