Close some of those tabs, maybe

From at least three friends on Facebook:

Study finds people who multitask often bad at it

WASHINGTON (AP) — The people who multitask the most are the ones who are worst at it. That’s the surprising conclusion of researchers at Stanford University, who found multitaskers are more easily distracted and less able to ignore irrelevant information than people who do less multitasking. [24 August 2009]

Actual article abstract: Cognitive control in media multitaskers Eyal Ophira, Clifford Nass and Anthony D. Wagner. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, posted online 27 August 2009.

This could explain a lot.

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I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
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