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Mon, 02 Apr 2018

Attention and Atheism

Solderpunk shared a link to an article on getting your attention back [0][1], I agree it was not very insightful. But it made me think of how digital books can sometimes impact attention negatively, at least for me.

read more after the break...

posted at: 13:59 | path: / | permalink | atheism, attention-span, community, religion

Thu, 01 Mar 2018

Attention Span

Attention span and patience seem to be directly related. When I do finally get in the zone I get interrupted by others who themselves have no patience and demand immediate attention. This can be as innocuous as a text message, which now means "Hey, reply to me within 60 seconds or I will text you repeatedly until you do reply", or it can be someone stopping by your desk to ask a question. It seems to be generational - that is, my kids are more likely to exhibit this behavior than my older friends, but I also see it at work. It's even worse there, as you are expected to reply to IM's or texts immediately. What I do now is IM my manager and tell him that I'm going offline for a bit for lunch or whatever, to set the expectation that I won't be responding right away.

posted at: 12:33 | path: / | permalink | attention-span, technology