Notes on a Buddhist path

Multitasking, shmultitasking

January 19, 2012 By | Leave a Comment

My article exposing the dark underbelly of the multitasking cartel has just been published at Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll discover.

The constant shifting from one activity to another has fostered a new condition called “attention deficit trait”. One writer believes multitasking is leading us into an attention deficit recession and in a 2005 research study funded by Hewlett-Packard and conducted by the Institute of Psychiatry at the University of London, it was found that “Workers distracted by e-mail and phone calls suffer a fall in IQ more than twice that found in marijuana smokers.”

Yes, that’s how the multitasking monkey gets its claws into you: first with e-mail, then texting, then cellphone calls added on. Next thing you’ll be mainlining with your iPad, TV, gaming and tweeting your way straight into the gutter.

Well, not really, but check out my article anyway. And remember to read responsibly.

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