Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
My fellow OCF-hangers-out and I decided that the criteria for…
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
My fellow OCF-hangers-out and I decided that the criteria for discerning "napping" from "sleeping" might be preparation. If one looks very uncomfortable and seems to have passed out from sheer exhaustion, without deliberation, then that's "napping" and okay. If one seems to have prepared for falling asleep (e.g., stretching out, clearing a space on the desk for one's head, taking off glasses), then the study lounge kicks her out.