from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The concurrent operation by one central processing unit of two or more processes.
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- v. Present participle of multitask.
- n. The simultaneous execution of multiple tasks (programs) under the control of an interrupt-driven operating system.
- n. The practice or capability of handling more than one task at the same time.
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A Phone on a thong. .that's what I call multitasking!
Studies at the University of Michigan and Vanderbilt have shown that multitasking is really a misnomer.
Such practitioners know that the complicated behavior we call multitasking is just doing many things poorly, and none of them well.
David Wertheimer, executive director of the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California, warned that multitasking is overload and is hurting productivity.
"This multitasking is something that teens and even tweens are becoming extraordinarily good at doing."
Instead, a rise in multitasking has meant that time spent with both types of media keeps going up.
This means that the total debt is vastly higher, since personal digital assistants (the devices that, in my opinion, turned multitasking from a habit into a pathology, which the advent of Bluetooth then rendered fatal and the spread of wireless broadband made communicable) are several annums old.
The most peculiar byproduct of this multitasking is not a misprint, not a throwback to 1995, but is, in fact, a $12 bid for Sammy Sosa.
I also run Ubuntu Feisty Fawn at home, and the multitasking speed seems about the same (but then again, I remember the abysmal multitasking performance that Windows 9x had, if you could even call it multitasking).
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