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.