I told you so.
I've posted many times about the futility of so-called multitasking, a word incidentally spawned from computer-geek talk.
As noted in an article in yesterday's New York Times, recent findings by neuroscientists, psychologists, management professors (try managing in the real world), and The Laughorist indicate the following:
- "Multitasking is going to slow you down, increasing the chances of mistakes." -- David E. Mayer, cognitive scientist
- "Disruptions and interruptions are a bad deal from the standpoint of our ablity to process information." -- David E. Mayer
- "...a core limitation [of the human brain] is an inability to concentrate on two things at once." -- Rene Marois, neuroscientist
- "We are under the impression that we have this brain that can do more than it often can." -- Rene Marois
- "The older people think more slowly, but they have a faster fluid intelligence..." -- Martin Westwell, 36, deputy director of the Institute for the Future of the Mind, at Oxford University
- "I was surprised by how easily people were distracted and how long it took them to get back to the task." -- Eric Horvitz, Microsoft research scientist
- "Nah nuh nah nuh nan ah! 'Age quod agis' rules!" -- Pawlie Kokonuts, The Laughorist