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September 2 2006

Multi-Tasking

Every week I meet a friend for a lunch. It’s the only time I really leave work during the week, and we have been doing it for about 3 years now. We talk about any number of subjects, but he’s always found it interesting how many I talk to via Instant Messengers. Well, this week I finally understood why he always looks so puzzled…he doesn’t multi-task well.

He was under the impression that I spend hours each night doing nothing, but talking to people and I informed him that usually when I’m talking I’m doing 2 – 3 other things. It’s the same with TV watching, a lot of folks have asked me over the years how I can watch so much TV and still get my work done. I don’t so much “watch” TV as “listen” to it. If there is something I must actually look at, the Tivo just let’s me back up and take a look, and then I go on.

So, on a normal night I’m usually having 1 or 2 IM convo’s, listening to TV, writing emails, and working on one of the company websites. I guess I didn’t realize some people don’t multi-task as much as I do. Scary thought is I also sometimes have GoToMyPC.com open and I’m running another computer remotely.

Yes, I am a TV addict, but I also do a lot of other things while I’m doing it.



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  • Jo

    I have people I work with that just can’t understand how I can have 3 clients open, keep them, straight, talk on the phone and answer their questions while they stand at my desk — all at the same time. I can’t wait until IE7 goes live and I can have more clients open ;)

    I’m the same way with the TV, most times if I’m “watching” I’m also “reading” .. and can watch 2 shows at once; ala clicker monster queen.

  • Darn us muti-taskers! It’s the easiest thing in the world to me, so it always blow my mind when other’s can’t seem to do it.