The morass of irrelevant and confusing messages transmitted by electronic media that conceal important information hidden in their midst. For example, receiving 70+ e-mails a day of which five are actually relevant, three are essential and one is absolutely vital. Unfortunately that single crucial message is overlooked whilst you plough through the other totally unnecessary communications and you therefore get a bollocking for doing 65 unnecessary things and 4 sensible things that could have waited whilst you could have done the one career-saving thing that you didn't become aware of until it was too late.
I'm sorry I didn't attend that vital meeting; your e-mail was lost in my electronic undergrowth.
by robo283 May 18, 2008