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Not really surprised by this discover. As of late I really do have troubles concentrating and in most cases force myself to concentrate on something singular. Especially when it comes to doing a certain obligatory task, I always find myself wanting to derail from it to something else. Technology definitely plays a certain role in this.

Very true I just recently noticed how much of an impact it had on me when trying to go back to school. In my case I started to learn Python, switching from Win7 to Ubuntu and changing my key layout to Colemak. Small things to try and get my brain working while I'm surfing the web and what not.
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Sounds like, to me, people just have poor self control. rolleyes.gif
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dr russell barkley would disagree.
 
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This is news?
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I wonder if SSD's will amplify this effect.
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I wonder if SSD's will amplify this effect.

If you're Samsung those old memories take ever longer to load.
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what's an attent...
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Why is $oftee wasting time and resources researching a statistic that is already a known fact? Instead they should be focusing them on Halo 3 and 4 for PC.

Sure the alternative to the guy working the EGG machine is for him to help in the fantasy porting project. rolleyes.gif
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post #19 of 24
Meh I don't believe that. I've always had a great attention spa-LOOK, A SQUIRREL!
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I have my own theory regarding this. Thanks to the internet, we now have such an over obundance of information that we've come to the realization that our lives kinda suck, are extremely short term and limited, and the plethora of experiences that life has to offer will never be fulfilled. So how do we counter this ever lasting thought of impending doom?

Well, we distract ourselves, and micromanage everything to take full advantage of what little insignificant time we have on this crappy planet. We abbreviate you to u, we watch 2 minute cat videos, and block 30 second commercials, we focus our immediate attention on what benefits us on the long term knowing full well by the time you're done reading this sentence, you be 30 and have accomplished nothing.
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