I don't think the e-mails quite capture the intensity of those moments. In addition to e-mail traffic, there were phone calls going on. It was kind of multitasking to the nth degree. Tensions were high. Everybody knew what was at stake.
Most of the time multitasking is an illusion. You think you are multitasking, but in reality you're actually wasting time switching from one task to another.
Multitasking? I can't even do two things at once. I can't even do one thing at once.
They've been stuck at (Palm OS Garnet) for two-plus years. It's a pretty ancient operating system that can't handle multitasking, can't handle protected memory, and doesn't have great security, all the things that Cobalt was supposed to deliver.
There's no doubt that over the course of the last century, ... there's been an exponential explosion of available information. Part of the responsibility of people developing this technology -- computer manufacturers, 'big Bill' (Gates) out in Seattle -- should be taking into account the multitasking limitations of people using it.
How do you reach this very tech-savvy consumer when he or she is multitasking or parallel processing across different programs It's a different kind of consumer, who's absorbing media differently.
Many people feel they must multi-task because everybody else is multitasking, but this is partly because they are all interrupting each other so much.