While shooting for my documentary on teens and texting, I had the opportunity to fly out and meet former senior executive of both Apple and Microsoft, Linda Stone. Linda is a well-known and respected leader when it comes to talking about technology and managing attention in a fast-paced world. Her articles have appeared in the Huffington Post, the New York Times, The Economist, The Boston Globe, and the Harvard Business Review. She is also a speaker at corporate conferences.
Here are some clips from the interview. Linda talks about continuous partial attention and multi-tasking, email apnea, as well as uni-focus and managing attention.
Dealing With Email Apnea
Continuous Partial Attention
Unifocus and the Yearning for Less Multi-tasking
Contemplating Quality of Life