As we go to higher info altitudes, where the information moves faster, . . . our eyes, ears, and cerebral cortexes have more to keep up with. We do keep up, but in order to do so we habituate ourselves to shorter moments of concentration. . . . and to a manic routine of "multitasking" which so often leads to half-baked ideas and performance. And yes, we lose quiet moments, moments of reflection.

David Shenk, The Power of Patience by M. J. Ryan