Old school multi-tasking: walking and chewing gum

I’ve got the television on, playing Flight 26. I’m switching between blogging, IMs with Niki about Celly’s vacuum cleaner, catching up on email, managing Google calendar and doing some accounting work. I can do any one of those things plus listen to Flight 26 at the same time since everything but listening to the radio station is done on the same laptop screen.

One of the blogs I just visited that wasn’t about vacuum cleaners says that multi-tasking only works when the things you’re switching between are from different sources. Another point it makes is that larger screens let you do more things side-by-side so you get more done. I have a giant flat-screen monitor, but I don’t spend my day hooked up to it.

Maybe I should.

Published by Brian Alvey

I build software that makes creative people more powerful.

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