Many of us get the evil eye from spouses when we can't stop clicking away on our Blackberries or other smart devices. This is particularly vexing at meals or other times that should be family time. None of this is surprising, it's easy to understand how annoying this is and how it interferes with interpersonal relationships. But what about at work? It's okay to show how efficient we are at multitasking by taking our electronic devices everywhere, right?
Have you noticed how quickly you adapt to new technology and then become dependent on it? I know this is true for me when it comes to writing. I can no longer write longhand. To think I must type. I feel as if my brain and fingers are now connected and if I want to think something through I have to type out my thoughts on my computer.
Hello. My name is Michael Eggebrecht and I am a chronic multitasker. In fact, between typing that last sentence and this one, I read an article about Wikipedia changing policies for entries on living people. And as I was typing that last sentence, I exchanged three IMs with a co-worker and two text messages with a former colleague.
You know, some background music would really help me finish writing this blog. Better put something on. Oh, and remind me that I have to answer three e-mails in the next hour or so (make that two e-mails -- I just replied to one).