Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Food for Thought

Because I am still trying...despite evidence that it's not working (see lack of content on this blog).

Food for thought via George Siemens from The Atlantic.

2 comments:

Downes said...

Yes, well, I'm reading your post, listening to music, and waiting for a flight. That's three tasks.

Not all tasks go together. Flying a plane and doing brain surgery, for example. It's easy to find things that don't go together and say 'multitasking is dead'. But that's foolishness; it's like saying that because lime green and hot pink don't match that people should never combine colours.

I don't know if anyone has attempted to map the cognitive shape of different tasks and to thereby explain how to combine tasks productively. That, I think, would be a more useful exercise than saying multitasking is dead.

Wendy said...

I would love to see the mental map of what happens in the brain while one walks / chews gum / listens to Nirvana vs. the mental map when one writes a professional e-mail / talks on the phone with a co-worker / IMs with a friend.