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  • Deanna shared from Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
    Scientists now know that the brain is incapable of paying attention to two things at the same time. What looks like multitasking is really switching back and forth between multiple tasks, which reduces productivity and increases mistakes by up to 50 percent.
    Note: Raskin knew this. #locusofattention #humaneinterface
  • Deanna shared from Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
    Open-plan offices have been found to reduce productivity and impair memory. They’re associated with high staff turnover. They make people sick, hostile, unmotivated, and insecure.
    Note: So much for open collaboration!
  • Deanna shared from Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
    “I worry that there are people who are put in positions of authority because they’re good talkers, but they don’t have good ideas,” he said. “It’s so easy to confuse schmoozing ability with talent.
    Note: So true!
  • Deanna shared from Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
    Mike Markkula to put him in charge of a small development project code-named “Annie” to do just that. Since Raskin thought it was sexist to name computers after women, he redubbed the project in honor of his favorite type of apple, the McIntosh. But he changed the spelling in order not to conflict with the name of the audio equipment maker McIntosh Laboratory. The proposed computer became known as the Macintosh.
    Note: i had no idea jeff raskin was responsible for the name Macintosh...or that he had feminist leanings!
  • Deanna shared from The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice by Todd Henry
    If you want to regularly generate brilliant ideas, you must be purposeful about what you are putting into your head. As the old saying goes, “Garbage in, garbage out.”
    Note: my mom used to say this to me ALL THE TIME!