Friday, February 08, 2008

The Autumn of the Multitaskers

The Autumn of the Multitaskers by Walter Kirn in the Atlantic "Humans just sort of did stuff. And what they did was not influenced by metaphors about what they ought to be capable of doing but very well might not be equipped for (assuming you wanted to do it in the first place), like editing a playlist to e-mail to the lover whose husband you’re interviewing on the phone about the movie he made that you’re discussing in the blog entry you’re posting tomorrow morning and are one-quarter watching certain parts of as you eat salad and carry on the call." (hat tip, Mind Hacks, which also has a link to this article on the cognitive psychology of film


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