08. 16. 2007
Computer ADD on the rise
Or maybe it's just me.
At the moment, I have seven webpages open on my small Dell laptop, plus my Quicken program, plus Quikbooks (for business), plus my Audible account (because I was searching for a book that was nagging at me, but which I forgot the title of the instant my Audible account opened), plus Movable Type (for writing this post), photo editing software, my password keeper, and Outlook.
A few minutes ago, I remembered that there was something I needed to look up urgently, so I clicked to open another web browsing tab, waited something like 15 seconds for it (so, so slow), then . . . whoosh . . . gone. Brain meltdown.
Next, looked in the archives of Lifehacker for recommended solutions to this problem, got distracted reading the piece titled Cut your audio learning time in half (what a coinkydink!), forgot what I went to the site for . . .
This is the pattern, and I want a solution that doesn't involve meds. I did just read through the post on Lifehacker that previews the productivity chapter of their book. One suggestion in the book is to "dash through tasks with a timer." Yeah, I'll get right on that. (The book, Lifehacker: 88 Tech Tips to Turbocharge Your Day, is available at Amazon.
Hold on a sec . . . just got an email from Elance where I posted a job notice for . . . something.