Tag Archives: multi-tasking

Distraction, “the Attentional Commons” and Birmingham

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Birmingham New Street: the attentional commons colonized by commerce It so happened that while I was reading about a concept of the “attentional commons,” I was staying right next door to a building that perfectly illustrated the problem that Matthew … Continue reading

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Daniel Levitin on the perils of multitasking

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“Instead of reaping the big rewards that come from sustained, focused effort, we instead reap empty rewards from completing a thousand little sugar-coated tasks.” That’s a quote from a great article in the Guardian about multitasking by Daniel Levitin, Why the … Continue reading

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Laptops in the classroom and multi-tasking

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The case for banning laptops in the classroom is a blog by Dan Rockmore in the New Yorker on the surprising proposal by one of the lecturers to ban  laptops in programming classes  at Dartmouth.  I say ‘surprising’, but it doesn’t actually surprise … Continue reading

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Multi-tasking and supertasking

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As you’ll know if you read my blog, I’ve got a thing about multi-tasking – I think it’s a dangerous myth, and I’ll post anything I find to keep debunking it. Here’s another, though from an unusual angle: Meet the … Continue reading

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