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Multitasking

It’s a common belief that women are better multitaskers than men, although I don’t know that’s really true.

For one, for every study (like the one reported on in the link above) that says they are, there are two that say it isn’t. More to the point though, I don’t actually believe that true multitasking exists.

You may well be able to two things at the same time, like talking on the phone while you drive, but I don’t believe anybody has the capacity to think about two things at once. That’s why people talking on the phone while they drive smash into things so often.

Multitasking as we know it, then, is all about switching your brain quickly from one train of thought to another in much the same way as a computer presents the illusion of multitasking by running two things at once. And I like to think I’m pretty good at it. Usually.

Last week I went to work on something I was especially excited about. There was a lot of effort involved, but I got two weeks worth of work done in five and a half days only because I was so enthusiastic about what I was doing - and as a result I didn’t really work on anything else.

So what’s my point? If you’re waiting for the next post in my SharePoint development series then that’s why you’re still waiting. I have some other post topics I have vague plans for too, but for the time being you’ll just have to wait some more. I have work I should have done last week to catch up on.

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