Chapter 7. Dividing the Load: Multitasking


Imagine all the tasks you could do if you could work on many disparate activities at the same time. This parallel tasking allows you to focus efficiently on different tasks without distraction. In fact, the mind is able to do just that. For example, you can clean out the basement while contemplating a particularly hard algorithm; or you can stew on a mathematical problem while reading some science fiction. Each is an example of parallel- ...

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