This morning while seeking a solution to an annoying software bug, I stumbled on The Multitasking Myth from David W. Boles’ Urban Semiotic:
This push to be “on top of things” by doing too many things creates a white noise experience in the brain where priorities are equalized and perspective is minimized.
The result is an ongoing and never-ending buzz that cannot be discerned or condemned because the quivering emotional electricity is coming at you from everywhere and nowhere and so you live in a constant state of undefined fuzziness.
About the photo: It’s titled multitasking and was taken by Wireman. In true multitasking fashion, I flickred through a ton of shots of multi-monitors and multitasking moms before settling on this one. I chose it because I think it shows how multitasking is becoming so central to our culture that it’s ingrained in the fabric of our lives.