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Do Netbooks Help You Work Distraction Free?

Last week Farhad Manjoo wrote in the NY Times about the troubles of working on "the most distraction machines ever invented", providing links to many different tools to "tame" your digital distractions. Some of the biggest distractions users like myself face when connecting to the Internet to get work done are time-sucks like Hulu, Instant messaging, Twitter, Flickr, and any number of flash games. It seems that Farhad is right, this blasted notebook is the most distracting machine invented. While I find myself drawn to these time-wasters as soon as I sit down at work in the morning or drop in behind a widescreen monitor at home I noticed there's one place where I don't feel the same pull; on my netbook.