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Old 09-26-2017, 04:11 PM   #6
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Default Re: [Basic] Disadvantage of the week: Absent-Mindedness and Short Attention Span

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Originally Posted by johndallman View Post
I suspect I have the Attentive perk; I get absorbed in things, which produces good results, but I fail to notice interruptions. However, this means that features of modern GUIs that seem to be intended to amuse people with shorter attention spans are amazingly annoying and have to be turned off.
I first met this as "deep hack mode" and I think a lot of good computer-wranglers can do it. But researchers in paper libraries do nearly the same thing. Certainly I wouldn't be unhappy with any character with a scientific or technical skill taking it. (Even the televisual starship engineer who has to run around pressing buttons and giving commands may do this when he's sitting down with the schematics trying to work out what's gone wrong.)
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