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A tray for tea and tomes

posted by Ainsley Drew   Oct 05, 2009

Yu Hun Kim’s reading tray prevents coffee stains and crumb-filled spines. Part of a series called “Aids for Multi-Tasking,” the transparent, acrylic tray covers your magazine or book and features an indentation for your coffee mug. Imagine covering the surface in food and gradually eating your way through an article. But how do you turn a page?

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Multitasking is BS

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 28, 2008

I was never a big believer in multitasking. One of the many realizations of having a kid is that true multitasking is a pipe dream. Watching Ollie and doing anything requiring more concentration than breathing or maintaining a heartbeat is just plain impossible. Conversation with others has become clipped and disjointed as the part of my brain responsible for speech is rerouted to help keep pointy objects out of his reach and remembering when he last ate.