Sunday, October 16, 2005

Meet the Life Hackers

Meet the Life Hackers
(New York Times)
On the bigger screen, people completed the tasks at least 10 percent more quickly—and some as much as 44 percent more quickly. They were also more likely to remember the seven-digit number, which showed that the multitasking was clearly less taxing on their brains. Some of the volunteers were so enthralled with the huge screen that they begged to take it home. In two decades of research, Czerwinski had never seen a single tweak to a computer system so significantly improve a user’s productivity. The clearer your screen, she found, the calmer your mind.

Maybe what Paul needs is a bigger monitor and a better email filter, but why do I envy his current setup?

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