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Exploring digital citizenry as a creator and a consumer.

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By: Administrator

Sun, 24 Sep 2006 21:57:52 +0000

Again, sorry it took so long to moderate this coment, I am double checking my settings. I want to say I read somewhere that multitasking is actually nowhere near as productive as some would like to think, or would like us to think. I agree, I think deep hack mode is the perfect counter example. I doubt it is the only one. Glad you are enjoying the podcast!

By: Brian Phelps

Thu, 06 Jul 2006 02:34:26 +0000

Your comments and Inner Chapter on deep hack mode, hit home with me. Whether I am doing embedded systems programming in C, or writing some "glue script" in python, bash, or perl, I fall into this mode. I am cranky when someone tries to pull me out of it, and I will often skip food if it is not near by. By default I gotta keep notes because I have always believed that first step to efficiently solving any complex problem is to draw it out in a diagram somehow. Often folks I work with (non-engineers) don't understand why I either have to do this stuff at home, or before/after normal hours. There are just way too many distractions with cell and office phonecalls, emails, people bugging me, etc to do it then. I was once told by one of these non-engineers that I need to "learn to multitask" Multitasking is easy when doing the mundane paperwork, answering calls, emails, estimating project costs, but when I am working in Deep Hack Mode, I work much more sloppily and slowly with these distractions than I do in a low interrupt environment. Thanks for the thought-provoking and insightful podcast!