Multitasking has become the norm in so many facets of our lives and I aim to expose it for what it is. It is one of those words that you are never sure if you should put a dash in the conjunction. Some people do, some don't. I think it may be a regional thing, perhaps it could be the subject of my next investigative report.
Many have come before me and blazed a trail that I will follow as far as I need to in order to find the truth. Or, at until I run out of gas money.
If you are brave enough to join me on this grand adventure I recommend you start at the beginning:
The Myrth of Multitasking: b2 reveals the great conspiracy in a 31 day expose' - DAY 1
If you find your self completely overwhelmed, you may want to start with something more drastic:
The Lost Art of Simplicity
You're still here. Good. Let's press on.
Tremendous resources were expended. Much time was invested. Numerous experts were contacted. Then I decided to end the Google search before the light turned green.
While I didn't come to any great conclusions, I did grab a few sweet quotes about multitasking:
"multi-tasking.........caused a greater decrease in IQ than smoking pot..."
- Institute of Psychiatry at the University of London
"Companies now create policies that force their employees to multitask. It's an OSHA problem. It's not safe for people's brains."
-Clifford Nass, Stanford University
"(multitasking is a) mythical activity in which people believe they can perform two or more tasks simultaneously as effectively as one.”
-Edward M. Hallowell, Psychiatrist and author of Crazybusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! Strategies for Handling Your Fast- Paced Life
"Exercise freaks ... (they) are the ones putting stress on the health care system."
-Rush Limbaugh, Fitness Expert
Now that I have gathered all the pertinent data, and a few clothes hangers, I can move forward.
The next logical step is to start conducting some of my own case studies. But first I need to finish this stew I've been stirring so I can get the crock pot off of my laptop.
Tune in tomorrow for more on this developing investigation, and maybe a pot roast recipe for good measure:
The Myrth of Multitasking: b2 reveals the great conspiracy in a 31 day expose'