Interruptions, interruptions

A recurring issue that I have been following for some time is the effect that the ecosystem of interruption technologies (hat tip to Cory Doctorow for coining the phrase) has upon our brains.  I have been focusing upon technologies, but as Jason Fried points out in this video, it is not just technology but even the ways in which we organize our workplaces that disrupt our flow of attention.  The video was voted the most popular video over at  Big Think; I have embedded Jason’s TED talk on the same topic below.

Jason is the co-founder and President of 37signals, a Chicago-based web-application company and co-author of the book Rework (the image at top left is the back cover of the book).

Link to Big Think’s Top Ten Videos of 2010