The Lure of Data: Is It Addictive?: "Mr. Lax flew from Boston and paid $2,000 to attend the conference, called Vortex. But he cannot unwire himself long enough to give the presenters his complete focus. If he did, he would face a fate worse than lack of productivity: he would become bored.
'It's hard to concentrate on one thing,' he said, adding: 'I think I have a condition.' "