Feb 8, 2011

Thoughts on Devil's Plaything

Started - and finished this book yesterday.  It comes out in June and the plot is scarily plausible.  Because it is a tech thriller Richtel's character - journalist Nat Idle - is the one who shows us how much we multi-task.  For instance while typing this post I'm checking e-mail and surfing the web for research with Pandora radio playing in the background. I could just as easily be skyping or IM'ing or skimming Facebook.  I've never considered what it could be doing to my brain.  If you can reel off your parents phone number or your social security number or the password to your bank account without looking it up first you're in better shape than me.  I couldn't, it gave me a huge reality check.

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