We live in a world of emails, cell phones, instant messages, Blackberry and what not. Life without them almost seem impossible. In Jan issue of Fast Company, I found this article to be interesting - all these technology tools are aimed at helping us become more productive, right? Wrong!

“A Day-timers survey confirmed that instant-communication technology is making it harder, not easier, to get things done. The number of people who report feeling very productive has dropped from 83% in 1994 to 51% today.”

When we are driven by these tools and we fail to define clear-cut boundaries, these tools can become more a liability. Parallel processing will be key feature to modern lifestyle. Will we be able to think through and think clearly issues even as we check emails on PDA, browse web on our laptop and try to pick up a ringing phone?