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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Are You Good [checking email] At Multitasking?

Are you good at multitasking? Bad at it? If you're a reader, can you follow a novel while listening to the news or music, and thumping the brats? If you're a writer, can you write the next Great [American, Aussie, Brit,..., Ukrainian] Novel while posing at your real day job?

Stanford University begs to differ. Though unexpected, their test results show that people who consider themselves good multitaskers stink at it, while the more humble folk, who think they're rotten at it, excel by comparison. Here is Stanford University's report on multitasking research.

Their research left out poor souls like Yours Truly, who stink even at single-tasking.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Merc said...

Interesting! Though I already knew I suck at multi-tasking or single-tasking due to short attention span--oh, look, shiny!

August 25, 2009 11:36 AM  
Blogger William Highsmith said...

Funny.

August 25, 2009 12:54 PM  

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