Multitasking is derived from computer and internet terms. Before the internet has become widely used, you could hardly hear the term “multitasking”. But now that computers and the internet is used by so many people, the term “multitasking” has become almost as widely used.
Computer multitasking is the computer’s ability to do two or more tasks at the same time. For example, you could be downloading and surfing at the same time, or you could be searching an information on one window and then chatting with your friend on another window simultaneously. This has become quite a popular trend to many users that the term has shifted from computers to a person’s ability to do two or more things at the same time.
If you have been doing computer multitasking for quite some time now, you may have an idea that the tasks that you are attempting to do will slow down your computer performance significantly. In this sense, computer multitasking may not be such a good idea but despite it, so many users are still practicing it. Maybe because it does give a wrong notion that when your computer does multitasking, you get fast result. When in fact, the performance of your computer slows down depending on how many tasks you let it perform at the same time.
On a more human note, human multitasking has become a popular trend. Some people even brag about their ability to do many things at the same time. One of the most well known multitasking is driving and talking on the phone simultaneously. This has become quite rampant amongst drivers that this very same act causes so many unnecessary road accidents. Another multitasking sample is, when a person jogs and put his earphone to listen to music while jogging. This exercise trend is also an accident waiting to happen.
Is multitasking good or bad? While it does sound like a good and productive idea, in general, multitasking may do you more harm than good especially if you lack the attentiveness to your tasks. Multitasking lets you lose focus on what you do and make your work sloppy. Not only that, multitasking may lead to unnecessary accidents.