Multitasking vs ADD
July 17, 2004 4:50 PM Subscribe
After having used the web obsessively for about eight years now, both for work and pleasure, I've noticed I've developed certain attention deficit disorder symptoms, i.e. I find myself leafing through books, reading only chapter and subchapter headers and then move on. Similarly, when I watch a movie on TV, I find myself switching channels all the time, watching other programs (even movies) simultaneously. The thing is, I don't really feel I'm missing out much, because I "get the general idea" anyway, I'm just getting three general ideas instead of fully absorbing one. Is this bad? Anyone else doing this? Comments and insights welcome.