One thing I noticed is that black hatters smoke more weed than white hatters. It's simply because BH people care less about breaking rules and norms. I know most of you don't smoke, but there's an alright proportion. Weed causes me to procrastinate on lots of things, but not IM. In the computer world, the ability to hyperfocus and get "locked in", while zoning everything else out is a benefit. I have some programmer buddies, who do much more intensive computer work than most IMers, and talk about the same thing. But then again, if you don't really love IM, you're just going to get high and watch Hulu or play Starcraft. When you get high, you do what you love.