Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Multitasking in the Face of Death

I know I shouldn't text and drive, my wife reminds me of this all the time. But recently I found this test to see how good I am at multitasking.

I didn't do too bad.

My reaction time (on this last test) was 0.35 seconds slower while texting and 5% more gates were missed while texting.

I could probably do better if I tried it again, but I want to give you faithful readers a fighting chance. ;)

Oh, and by the way, I don't think there really is a "Gray Lady." I think they made it up to make me feel like a bad driver.

Good luck!


Chad said...

I had no idea that "The Sorcerer's Stone" is only the American title... everywhere else it's "The Philosopher's Stone". Learned that while looking at the Gray Lady link.


Sorry, I don't text and drive.

Uffish Thought said...

Found the Gray Lady. It took me till the second time, though.

The Former 786 said...

Where is she??

Crystal Ross said...


NO ONE should text and drive. Ever. Whether you're "good at it" or not.

The Former 786 said...

You know, I think that the reason that you originally left this comment on the post below is because you were commenting on my blog while driving!


Hilti said...

I probably shouldn't have done this while sleep-deprived... 0.81 seconds slower, and 30% less gates!!

Jaime said...

so, i'm GREAT at texting and driving. i tried your little game. who ARE these people? any NORMAL person, while driving through such hazards wouldnt text and drive at the same time. i mean, how many toll booths are there out here in utah? and why are we driving 100 miles an hour to go through them? (oh, AND changing from lane 1 to 6, ALL at the same time?!)


The Former 786 said...

It's what my commute is like every day, Jaime. ;)

Miss Berrie said...

The Grey Lady is way over on the left side of the road (or at least she was when I played). I think it would be more effective if she were standing in the middle of the road, in danger of being run over.