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43F Podcast: The Myth of Multi-tasking

The Myth of Multi-tasking (mp3)

43Folders.com - "Multi-taskers" are really just splitting their time and attention into smaller slices than you; no one can really do more than one thing at a time. (2:34)

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Multi-tasking - we all do...

Multi-tasking - we all do it. I read mail, e-mail, books, etc while drinking tea. I knit and watch television. I have, in the past, soothed a savage baby while stirring gravy, soup or some such thing. However, we do take this too far. And Merlin is right when he says, in most cases, we are really interupting one task to do another and then returning to the first task. I work in a library and I know that I am not cataloging books and serving patrons at the same time - it just feels that way. Oh, and the savage babies, three of them, all grew up just fine.




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