Wednesday, February 10, 2016
A bit of an experiment.
Right now, I have my TV sitting on the file cabinet next to my desk. In my old apartment, it was across the room from my desk. I just did a bit of an experiment in which I had the TV on and attempted to check Twitter at the same time. I used to do things like this all the time, but since the TV is sitting right next to me, it's more of a distraction, (as in, I'm inclined to pay more attention to what's on the TV.) It was hard to pay attention to what I was actually reading, (substitute Twitter for email, or anything else,) and it's just as much of a distraction. I suppose I need to practice more with this, because I think I used to be a bit better at managing multiple streams. I can definitely talk on the phone and listen to something else, for instance, but it might sound strange to the person on the other end.