I am a big fan of Linda and have talked to her over her wonderful kitchen island about her theories on “cpa” e.g. Continuous Partial Attention.
I don’t just think, I know she is on to something.
Last night I was at a lovely dinner party and I realized that I had set my iPhone out on the table. I think my justification was that there was one person who had been invited, who was late, and I wanted to be sure not to miss a call as to directions, etc.
I easily could have put the phone away, but instead left it out, just in case I didn’t miss something. Who knows what that something might be.
And while I doubt that it didn’t distract me from the conversation at the table, now that I think about it, I was a bit of a jerk not to put the phone in my coat pocket, turn it off, and just enjoy the good friends and good conversation at the table.
I know that Linda is working on turning her ideas into a great book. When it’s published I am sure it will be a best seller, and I will be an early buyer.