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Steve Ransom

BBC News - Plagiarism: The Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V boom - 87 views

  • "There's no such thing as originality anyway, just authenticity."
  • "Being 'original' does not mean having novel ideas never before expressed by a human. It simply means doing the work for yourself."
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    "There's no such thing as originality anyway, just authenticity."
    Carroll agrees: "Being 'original' does not mean having novel ideas never before expressed by a human. It simply means doing the work for yourself."
Ann Steckel

BBC News - Is multi-tasking a myth? - 36 views

  • What that suggests, the researchers say, is that multi-task are more easily distracted by irrelevant information. The more we multi-task, the less we are able to focus properly on just one thing.
  • A raft of studies has found that, actually, multi-tasking is a good way to do several things badly.
  • We're not really multi-tasking. We're switching between tasks in an unfocused or clumsy way."
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  • Amazing, but as it turns out, quite logical. "The brain has very specialised modules for different tasks, like language processing and spatial recognition. It stands to reason that two similar tasks are much harder to do simultaneously, because they're using similar bits of tissue."
  • Driving and talking doesn't use the same bits of brain. Answering an e-mail while chatting on the phone does. In effect, we are creating information bottlenecks.
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