Continuous partial attention – a frequent scientist disease

Originally coined by Linda Stone 2007 as a Harvard Business Review “Breakthrough Idea” this gets a rapidly expanding disease among scientists and journal editors. A New Atlantis essay has some more details on the Myth of multitasking

using mobile computing power and the internet, we are “constantly scanning for opportunities and staying on top of contacts, events, and activities.

congresses, meetings, abstracts, papers, grant applications, administrative news

in an effort to miss nothing.

yea, yea.