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Remote CONTROL

Forced discipline and internet isolation get Lorraine Mace writing, but at what cost?

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Some people are born to be self-employed: disciplined, organised and able to work set hours without going off in a trance. Others need structure, nine to five hours monitored in an office environment. I try to convince myself I fall into the first category, but in truth I am a born procrastinator when left to my own devices. According to my daughter I am more easily distracted than her three-year-old son. Harsh words, but probably true.

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