Everything today is about speeding up, absorbing more input, operating more efficiently, doing six things at once. Now, as it happens, I have always found it easier to do several things at once, quickly — in a sort of rapid-fire time-sharing — than any one thing slowly. Nonetheless, as I observe my children’s world, it seems obvious that their world is flattening out in direct proportion to the sheer amount of input they have to deal with.
When I saw the piece below, by my friend Dale Matthies, a talented musician, I asked it if it would be all right to pass it along. He said, Sure, go ahead,” so here it is. On his email, he used as a subject header “monaural brain…that’s my problem”