Comments: Mind like a...

Interesting post. I'm similar in that... OO! Shiny thing!... I tend to do one thing at a time to completion and... OO! Sparkly!... just keep going, refusing to let myself be distracted by...OO! Pretty birdie!... other things until I'm done.

Posted by Harvey at August 13, 2004 01:52 PM

Well, multi-tasking depends upon the task. For instance today - so far - I'm in the process of running 18 reports, creating their spreadsheets, fixing a printer, creating a counts list, creating a few inventories for others to run jobs with, etc. Now I can do all that because none of these require that I give my whole attention to it.

If I have to write a program, THEN I wouldn't be able to do any of that other stuff. When I program I have to concentrate on that alone or I WILL screw up the logic somewhere. Or if I talk on the phone, I simply can NOT type. If I'm on the phone with you and you hear typing... you know I'm not hearing a single thing you say *grin*.

So, multi-tasking depends on the task. Things done by rote without thought can be done all at once. Anything requiring real working brain power... no way.

Posted by Teresa at August 13, 2004 04:04 PM

I was going to tease you and say you couldn't mulit-task because you're a man! :) We women joke all the time that our husbands cannot multi-task.

That said, they just did a big study at either Harvard or MIT, and I think it was MIT, that said that multi-tasking was bad and inefficient. So, the experts say you're good and efficient. I think. Maybe I made that up. Or dreamt it. :)

Posted by Boudicca at August 13, 2004 10:36 PM

I agree with (Whoever's) study about the multi tasking thing, Bou. IF you want it done right, start it and finish to completion before starting something new.

If it's up to me, I'd rather do one thing right, than do 12 things wrong.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at August 14, 2004 12:42 AM
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