Wednesday, March 28, 2007

These Multitasking Kids Today

Here's a story in the Chronicle of Higher Education referencing an article in the New York Times about a study showing these kids today aren't the multitasking whizzes the frustrated trendsetters are always telling us they are. In the study, it turns out that the 30 year olds were better than 18-21 year olds at tasks if both groups were interrupted. This is just confirmation of what I've been saying all along--these kids today don't have anything on me.


Vera said...

I don't have a comment about multitasking, but I did find a library job that might amuse:

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Robert L said...

Huh.. you think you're all that? Wait until you're in your 40s.. your high 40s.. then you'll see what it's all about.

Anonymous said...

You seem to have forgotten to append ", baby!" to this post.


Dances With Books said...

I always thought that was common sense. What is that saying about old age beats youth any day? I am not saying the 30 year olds are "old aged," but they certainly have experience. For me, the favorite line is when some young whippersnapper comes along, "look old timer, we have now computers, I-Pods, cell phones, etc. What ya have back in dinosaur land?" I simply say, "yea, we did not have those things. So WE invented them, and we did while watching the news and writing various documents and so on."