To break up the monotony of the day – yet still increase your chances of learning new things:
A Widget, or toolbar that you can preset to give you a random page from WikipediaÃ‚Â at specific (or random) intervals.
Old business may not like this, but I find it helps me to think when I occasionally have to STOP thinking about what my current task is, and think about something else.
I honestly believe it’s like letting the brain go and process information in the background – without all of the sensory clutter the conscious brain has to deal with.Ã‚Â I think the “background brain” is very effective in solving problems that the conscious brain hasn’t been able to.
Random sites on Wikipedia are very interesting – you learn the most unexpected stuff!Ã‚Â This could even be turned into a “http://stumbleupon.com” type of idea – where users rate the “interestingness” of the article.
It at least sounds fun.
Anyway – there’s an idea for someone.Ã‚Â If you make anything off of it, buy me an Amazon gift certificate!