Friday, June 26, 2009

The joy of doing one thing at a time (when that thing happens to be reading)

Tom Weber, on, posts an interesting think piece about multitasking. We are all masters of doing a million things at once, perhaps to our detriment. Weber suggests that the Kindle is a force for good in that it brings us back to doing one thing at a time.

TW: Over a few weeks, I rediscovered my ability to simply read the book or article I had punched up in the first place. (Just like—gasp!—old-fashioned printed matter.) It’s particularly enjoyable when reading a newspaper or magazine—enough so that I’ve been routinely purchasing some of these publications when I could have grabbed my laptop and read them for free on the web. In effect, I’m paying for the lack of distraction. More...

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