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Monday, June 7, 2010

Multitasking.. what? huh? (interesting article)

Interesting post at the NYT Blogs today on multitasking:

For better or worse, the consumption of media, as varied as e-mail and TV, has exploded. In 2008, people consumed three times as much information each day as they did in 1960. And they are constantly shifting their attention. Computer users at work change windows or check e-mail or other programs nearly 37 times an hour, new research shows. .... “We are exposing our brains to an environment and asking them to do things we weren’t necessarily evolved to do,” he said. “We know already there are consequences.”

Especially found the references to creativity and deep thought to be interesting.

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