The myth of multitasking.

We believe we can do it, we are amazed when we see someone doing so many things together, achieve so much, yet we don’t consider that to max the output we need to tradeoff for something.

You can’t get it all, and the myth of multitasking happens on all levels, both personal, human, and work life.

For example: the less distractions we have at work, the less “context-switch” we have to do, the more productive we are.

The idea that parallelizing things is a good thing comes from a technician point of view, and fails to account for one key thing: We’re not multitasking.

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