Uh-oh, it's going to be one of those days! One of those neat days where one idea leads to another, and lots of thoughts fire in my brain. As soon as I finished that post about continuous partial attention, I switched over to my aggregator and saw that Jon Udell is thinking about the exact same stuff! Well, I guess he was yesterday, as his post on a distraction-free desktop shows. He talks about two things here. First, a new word processing program he's playing with that does nothing but display the text you're working on. No GUI, no menus, no distractions. Just 1980's era green screen. (flashback to my dorm room!) Second, he shows a screencast of his Mac desktop and describes all the ways the clutter there can be hidden, again to minimize distractions. I've got to try some of this stuff, and I've got to find out what Jon used to produce this screencast on OSX!
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