>>> On 2/2/2008 at 9:56 AM, Steve Cavrak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Jan 31, 2008, at 5:08 PM, Frank J. Watson wrote:
>> The Society has reported in 2001 and 2006 that "multitasking cuts
>> productivity" in schools and the workplace. I haven't read the
>> studies but I am not sure what "productivity" means or what bias
>> the Society might have - help Steve.
> That's the core question - what is "productivity", both in general,
> and in the "information age."
An even more basic question might be: is productivity - however one defines it - desirable? Or, at least: is *increased* productivity desirable? When you look at the mess the most productive countries of the world have made of that world, you might wonder.