".......Nevertheless, this new research demonstrates that for a
certain segment of the population, distractibility can actually
be a net positive. Although we think that more attention can
solve everything - that the best strategy is always a strict
focus fueled by triple espressos - that's not the case.
Sometimes, the most productive thing we can do is surf the
Web and eavesdrop on that conversation next door."
-excerpted from Jonah Lehrer's essay Don't Pay Attention in
the Domino Project's End Malaria