In the ADD world we live in the time between interruptions are the time when work gets done. Our work is increasingly interrupt-driven and is no longer a contiguous thought/work time, but instead disconnected time-shifted ‘minlets’ separated by interruptions at some stochastic frequency.
We are a creature of our communications possibilities and adopt the characteristics of our dominant communications styles. Instant messagers and classic emailer types are able to start and stop conversations without benefit of continuous concentration on them. In a split second, they have reviewed the persistent record of email replies bouncing back and forth and can in mere seconds write and respond to create the next generation of the communication ‘stream.’
This report, describes the logic of the minlet and how it has become the predominant interval of work activity.