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01-08-2016, 09:39 AM
RE: Men and women
(01-08-2016 09:18 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  Multitasking is not a real thing. Human beings cannot do multiple things at the same time as efficiently as they can focus on one task at a time.

I multitask when doing low focus-requiring, low interest tasks like cleaning house. Flitting from one task to the next as opportunity arises keeps my interest up and me moving longer than ticking off one after the other would.

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Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
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01-08-2016, 09:49 AM
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(01-08-2016 09:39 AM)whateverist Wrote:  
(01-08-2016 09:18 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  Multitasking is not a real thing. Human beings cannot do multiple things at the same time as efficiently as they can focus on one task at a time.

I multitask when doing low focus-requiring, low interest tasks like cleaning house. Flitting from one task to the next as opportunity arises keeps my interest up and me moving longer than ticking off one after the other would.

That is not multi-tasking. Multitasking is doing multiple things at the same time. It is a concept that first popped up with Windows 95 and managers liked the sound of it so decided to apply it to workers as well. The results have never been good.

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01-08-2016, 10:16 AM
RE: Men and women
(01-08-2016 09:49 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(01-08-2016 09:39 AM)whateverist Wrote:  I multitask when doing low focus-requiring, low interest tasks like cleaning house. Flitting from one task to the next as opportunity arises keeps my interest up and me moving longer than ticking off one after the other would.

That is not multi-tasking. Multitasking is doing multiple things at the same time. It is a concept that first popped up with Windows 95 and managers liked the sound of it so decided to apply it to workers as well. The results have never been good.

I can drive and pick my nose at the same time. Does that count for multitasking?
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01-08-2016, 10:18 AM
RE: Men and women
(01-08-2016 09:49 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(01-08-2016 09:39 AM)whateverist Wrote:  I multitask when doing low focus-requiring, low interest tasks like cleaning house. Flitting from one task to the next as opportunity arises keeps my interest up and me moving longer than ticking off one after the other would.

That is not multi-tasking. Multitasking is doing multiple things at the same time. It is a concept that first popped up with Windows 95 and managers liked the sound of it so decided to apply it to workers as well. The results have never been good.

Women with toddlers are forced to multi task. They need eyes in the back of their heads.

And yes, it's not the most efficient thing, and we probably should not strive for it, but it is a real thing.

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01-08-2016, 10:48 AM
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(31-07-2014 04:37 PM)Luminon Wrote:  America is full of guns, but they're useless, because nobody has the courage to shoot an IRS agent in self-defense
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01-08-2016, 11:48 AM
RE: Men and women
(01-08-2016 09:18 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  Multitasking is not a real thing. Human beings cannot do multiple things at the same time as efficiently as they can focus on one task at a time.


I can only agree. Look at how badly women drive when they're putting on their lipstick or combing their hair. Tongue

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01-08-2016, 12:03 PM
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Multitasking is doing multiple jobs at once.


Quality work - requires focus.

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01-08-2016, 12:05 PM
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(01-08-2016 12:03 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Multitasking is doing multiple jobs at once.


Quality work - requires focus.

The closest I can get to multitasking is pissing and shitting at the same time. And the older I get the more difficult this becomes.

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01-08-2016, 12:07 PM
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(01-08-2016 12:05 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(01-08-2016 12:03 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Multitasking is doing multiple jobs at once.


Quality work - requires focus.

The closest I can get to multitasking is pissing and shitting at the same time. And the older I get the more difficult it becomes.

One of the few tasks - that where when both jobs need to be done, it's harder to do just one at a time.......

Read Mike Mulane's "Riding Rockets" -- he was a payload specialist on the shuttle missions - and there's a funny bit in there about one of the astronauts cheering when he was able to take a dump, without taking a leak at the same time...

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12-12-2016, 02:47 PM
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TESTING: 1,2,3 .. Let's see what happens when you necro-post around here.

I'd posted a comment on this thread months ago but never got back to it. So I disagree that you can't multi-task because I disagree with how that's being defined. Multi-tasking does not require simultaneous performance of different tasks, it only requires a loosening of global attention. I don't have to think about nothing else at all except fingering these keys in order to write. In fact it would be pretty hard to write at all if we were focused at that level. Some tasks assume a level of automaticity sufficient to be carried out on auto-pilot so that we can keep our attention elsewhere.

When I started teaching I would fill out three legal pad sized pages of notes on each lesson in fine detail. But the more I taught, the more the parts of each lesson became "chunked" in my mind. I didn't need to detail the sorts of questions I would ask or the language I would use in giving directions. More and more, I only needed to keep in mind the purpose of each activity and the "how-to" took care of itself. Truth is teaching, like parenting, would be absolutely impossible otherwise.

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Man got to sit and wonder 'why, why, why?'
Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
Man got to tell himself he understand.”

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