Interesting article on the negative effects of multitasking.  I tend to agree with much of what he says. I definitely think that the last words of the article describing societies lodged into excessive multi-tasking, “their culture may gain in information, but it will surely weaken in wisdom.” Being a programmer myself, multi-tasking is the ultimate trait to have, especially when you geek-it-up and start comparing yourself to a multi-threaded application that you does a hundred different things at once. The article makes you realize that what you definitely gain from multi-tasking, you lose elsewhere.