multitasking is complete bullshit. it’s a self-inflicted, long-standing myth exacerbated by the proliferation of technology. ask yourself…while i’m on the pc how many windows and tabs are active on average? and is my crackberry never more than an arm’s length away? we’ve all bought into it, at work, at home and at play. have we come to the point where we all need daily ‘time-outs’ completely devoid of being plugged in?
there is a recently aired Frontline episode that explored the phenomenon and its global impacts. check it out here. there is one comment in the broadcast that hit home. A woman spoke about going on vacation for two weeks and not knowing what happened in the world during those two weeks because you were in vacation. I doubt that happens anymore, but I remember two-week stints on Cape Cod in houses with no phone, no tv and this is obviously the pre-digital age. nothing to do but read, relax on the beach and eat – a complete absence of technological external stimuli.
is that possible anymore?