Monday, September 6, 2010

Confessions of a Limited Mind

Matt Deatherage:

It seems more and more like I’m the only one with this limitation in the modern world. Most of my friends seem to handle phone calls, podcasts, and TV shows all running at the same time with perfect understanding of all of them. I know some people who read while listening to podcasts or lectures, but the thought of that just makes my brain cry.

Well, that makes two of us. I’m pretty sure that others are more effective at multitasking, but I think part of it is a differing awareness of (or tolerance for) human limitations. A person watching, say, Arrested Development will miss some of the jokes or give less attention to a conversation, but may not mind.

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Huh. I'm actually commenting on this post from my iPhone while I simultaneously read War and Peace on my Kindle, sing various Chuck Berry tunes out loud, and drive.

I think I'm getting pretty good reading comprehension on War and Peace, but I have sideswiped a few cars. Perhaps it's all the honking and yelling that is impeding my ability to properly multitask.

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