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I dream in code.

Multitasking: I Think We're Only Fooling Ourselves

There’s so much hype around multitasking, as if it’s such a great thing. There seems to be this idea that if you’re only doing one thing at a time, you’re a slacker and you could be doing more. Is it even really possible to do more than one thing at once, and actually do them well? I think it depends on what you’re trying to do. The mind can probably handle one active thing at a time, but has room for some passive things as well. People can totally eat potato chips and watch tv. Walk and chew gum, maybe. But I’m not sure it’s possible to really focus your mind on two things at once. I think we’re only fooling ourselves into thinking we’re getting more done, when all we’re really doing is stressing ourselves out.

Are You Multitasking or Are You Suffering from Digital-Device-Distraction Syndrome? Can I collect disability for this?

Test your own ability to multitask, and see how you stack up against others…