In today's intensive world of instant information I have found that
Multitasking Madness Can Lead To Messes.
Multitasking is here to stay doing two, three or more things at once. I think the only reason you don't have three phones is you only have two ears. Well there is the speaker phone on the one on the desk too. Today's busy world does call for multitasking. It is a reality often to the expense of quality focused one on one communication.
But the madness sets in once you have one input port too many into your body. That's when things start to fall apart.
Go with your common sense when multitasking. Unplug enough of "something" to be reasonably effective. It does get to be like a game with me somedays seeing how many things in parallel you can do without cracking. But then eventually someone suffers in the mix. There is danger too like driving while texting or emailing with a moving vehicle. VERY DANGEROUS.
Know your limits with our hyper society and think a little bit about your receiver, your listener, your client, the work that you are producing for someone else. Aren't they worth a little more of your precious "undivided" time?