The downtime and switchover costs from multiple distractions may not be our only problem or our biggest yet. But it is, without a doubt, a widespread malaise and one that is threatening to compound every other problem.
You know when you're watching TV and you have to check what films an actor's been in, or what the live score is in that baseball game you're only slightly interested in...so you grab your smartphone? That's the future.
Do Twitter's Activity area and Facebook's Ticker give you anything you really need to know? With features like these, says Mike Monteiro, design director at Mule Design Studio, "you’re sniffing the exhaust fumes of activity.” That doesn't sound good.