Shadow Week

In recent weeks, there have been a couple of articles talking about

shadow work.

Shadow work is the unpaid work that that is done in a wage-based economy. It has been suggested that the increase in modern digital technology has increased the workload for people, as tasks normally done by others has been added to their workload. An article in the Profhacker column addressed the issue of shadow work in academia. As I head into break week for Thanksgiving, I realize that I have a lot of work to catch up on and that much of it could be classified as shadow work. While I do not see this work going away or lessening in quantity, I need to find a way to better organize both my time and work. I expected the iPad to help with this, (don’t get me wrong, the iPad has been fantastic in many areas), but really have not made a lot of headway in this direction. Maybe I can use this week to do some investigation into this arena.


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