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Multitasking counterproductive

2001-08-06 17:25:55+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

FAA study says multitasking is counterproductive. Well, duh. I remember back in the Signal Data days we ran across some fairly compelling evidence that a phone call took 15 minutes off the day. It should not be news that human task switching has high latency.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:26+00 by: ziffle

and finding the bug that was inserted during the phone call took another hour <g> I just bought the book 'Flow' but have not read it. Anybody have comments on it?

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:26+00 by: Dan Lyke

Haven't read it either. The latest recommendation along the management lines in my circles is Anti-Patterns[Wiki], but given the number of folks I've come into professional contact with over the past few years who haven't even read Mythical Man Month[Wiki], I figure I'm far enough ahead on those lines to concentrate on reading for technical ability.