Attention is finite

12 June, 2007

We are reaching a point where the number of inputs we have as individuals is beginning to exceed what we are capable as humans of managing.

I tried to write a comment on Steve’s blog about this but I couldn’t think of anything that didn’t equate to “no, you’re just years behind everyone else”.

See other posts tagged with attention general and all posts made in June 2007.


Mathew Peet
13 June, 2007 at 08:45

I’d like to know the first time this complaint was made, I’m sure it isn’t a new sensation.

Are there really more inputs are are we trying to do too much individually?

Phil Wilson
13 June, 2007 at 15:30

Probably sometime around the invention of the printing press.

Are there really more inputs? Well, the world’s population keeps going up.

Mrs Wilson
14 June, 2007 at 19:50

Isn’t it just an excuse geeks use when they forget important dates? Or to buy some milk, or book a restaurant…?

20 June, 2007 at 22:01

I came over to say your comment made me chortle, but then seeing a comment from Mrs.Wilson just cracked me up…

Phil Wilson
20 June, 2007 at 23:26

She’ll be very happy to know that she’s funnier than me 🙂