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The Lie of Multitasking

Multitasking is a big fraud according to Patrick Gray at TechRepublic. He says the people whom we most praise for being gifted multitaskers are actually just really good at gathering “a collection of tasks, sequenc[ing]them logically, and then focus[ing]with laser-like intensity on a single activity.”


Instead of being able to perfectly divide energy to do work like a computer, humans actually lose a great deal of their effectiveness when they try to split their attention across tasks. You should try to narrow your range of focus as much as is reasonable if you want to be as productive as possible. Read the original blog here:

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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