San Francisco Chronicle: Attention loss feared as high-tech rewires brain

“The more we become used to just sound bites and tweets,” Aboujaoude said, “the less patient we will be with more complex, more meaningful information. And I do think we might lose the ability to analyze things with any depth and nuance. Like any skill, if you don’t use it, you lose it.” http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/14/BUNI1AB1G2.DTL&type=tech

ScienceDaily:Caffeine-Drinking Teens Don’t Get Enough Sleep

“The study found that the more multitasking a teen did, the more likely the teen would be dozing off during the day. The findings were published in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.” http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090724214602.htm

kgmb9,DWMs: Driving while multitasking

“Honolulu’s groundbreaking new law restricting the use of cell phones while driving has made us all pay closer attention to our own proclivities, and those of other motorists, for doing other stuff while at the wheel. It can be humbling or ennervating depending on whether you focus on your own sins or other people’s.” http://kgmb9.com/howard/2009/07/09/dwms-driving-while-multitasking/