I'm tired of people saying, "Do you want them working on pinball or spending time replying to e-mails and sending updates?!"
They aren't working on an assembly line. It's not like "you would have had this pinball machine a year ago if not for me having to answer the 15 e-mails I got yesterday!"
For a couple of hours, while you're sitting there doing nothing waiting for flipper bats to arrive from wherever, answer some e-mails. Each day, take 2 minutes to take a snapshot of whatever it is you're working on and post it to facebook.
Saying they're so busy working on pinball that they can't communicate rings as hollow as that friend that never calls and when you see them at a party they say, "I would have called but hmmm yea... Soooo crazy busy...."