Continuous Partial Attention

The recent post by Alex Iskold of Read/Write Web on continuous partial attention again raises the apparently very different approach to task completion of the younger generations. Alex summarises it well:

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He goes on to suggest we need specialised software tools to support the iterative mode as it consumes more time and effort having to constantly switch been subtasks. There are some suggestions of existing software largely based on intelligent to-do lists but none seem to fully cover the features needed. Maybe this is an opportunity for a new type of software tool?

Published with Word 2007.

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About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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