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Typos aside I completely agree that there are roles and tasks which can be effectively multi-tasked in the truest sense of the word. I certainly wouldn't ever consider flicking your concious thought between different 'threads' as multi-tasking though... As a software engineer some of my best work comes out of my sub-concious thought processes. Often the best thing for me to do is to stop focussing on a problem and tackle something else a bit less challenging (which can include a quick look at facebook or twitter). Suddenly 10 or 15 minutes later the solution to the difficult problem pops into my head. That's what I call multi-tasking.