The 'I'm Tired, and Here's How Many Hours of Sleep I Got Last Night' Update
"Dan Wright was up till 3 and up again at 6 for work."
"Chris Keel is functioning (barely) on 2 hours of sleep."
"Inge Neal did not get her required 8 hours and wishes she could take a nap."
Is this really an update? We're all tired, always. Isn't that a given? [[xref:http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9131912|We all work too hard|How Facebook mucks up office life]] and stay up too late watching TV and surfing the Internet and Facebooking ourselves into bleary-eyed oblivion. A real update would be the refreshing exclamation, "I feel so AWAKE today!"
And yet the 'I'm Tired, and Here's How Many Hours of Sleep I Got Last Night' updates persist. People tend to aim for scientific precision when it comes to hours spent in Zone Z, so as to prove that while everyone else may be in a sort of mild daze, they are genuinely sleep-deprived. But it probably means nothing more than that they're too tired to think of something more interesting to say.