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Internet, I love you, but you’re bringing me down.

(with all apologies to LCD Soundsystem)

I can’t get up the motivation to blog about much these days. Summer is here, the socks are off, Emilia keeps growing and growing, and there just isn’t much time for blogging.

I should be a better journal-er, I know it’s in there somewhere… but the priorities go something like this…

1. Spend QT with Family

2. Relax by medium-sized body of water suitable for swimming

3. Cook tasty meals with the ample vegetables received from our CSA: Featherstone Farm.

 

99. Wax Car

100. Blog more

101. Beat Mario Galaxy

That may be a little overstated, I did play Mario Galaxy for 20 minutes a few days ago instead of blogging.

Regardless,

I’m starting to get on the wagon when it comes to the idea that multitasking is bad for your brain. I didn’t hop on this train after I turned 30, either. Most of the research that I have seen lately says that people are cognitively better off to focus on one specific task at a time. The PBS documentary Digital Nation wades right into to this debate. Turn off your IM, your email, your TV. Quit every application that you don’t need running and FOCUS.

It’s funny, but one way I think the iPad is a glimpse into the future of computing is by the way it forces you into a single-tasking environment. It’s almost too bad that one of the major new features of iOS4 is the ability to “multi-task”. I guess it will be good for allowing Pandora to run in the background, but personally, I feel like we don’t need any help doing more things at once. If anything, we need help (serious, lie-down-on-the-couch type help) doing less.

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