Saturday, February 26, 2005

Computers and distractions

Computers are supposed to increase productivity, and i think they do but there is also the anti-productivity side of computers, the distractions they can pose. Things like weather and email alerts, IM, little games, update popups (fortunately not an issue for me), cool little apps (huge issue for me) and of course email itself. For ADD posterchildren like myself these things are great amusment and a help of sorts (admittedly a help i can live without). There is an area called cognitive technology research, this is defintely something i really need to look into.