The one disadvantage to communicating via instant messenger in the workplace is you’re prone to horribly addictive viral videos or any number of things bound to consume your time.
I asked a co-worker, “You brought lunch, huh?”
He responds with this:
I never would have survived in a pre-Internet office setting a la Mad Men. Then again, those chaps get to drink on the job and their mind isn’t filled up with some much clutter. Just alcohol and infidelity.