Ladies and gentlemen,please take your seatsand fasten your brain.We’re entering clear-airheadturbulence.
You see them. Maybe you are one. Some are so connected to their BlackBerry, they can’t imagine it not being in their hand 24/7. Compulsive gaming. Second Life. Sparknotes. People are looking at screens, sometimes multiple screens. Some think teaching students to multitask is important for future jobs. Jobs doing what? Serving Ritalin with a splash of Patrón?
Attention deficit disorder is so pervasive, and so ubiquitous, that very few of us even see it as a major concern. People are supremely distracted, and that equals behaviors driven by the moment. Not behaviors purposeful and thought out.