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Consumer Gadgets: 50 Ways to Have Fun and Simplify Your Life with Today’s Technology…and Tomorrow’s by Nicholas D. Evans

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Chapter 41. Using New Visual Interfaces: 3D Desktops

The screen is the primary way in which we communicate with the computer in day-to-day activities. These activities typically involve actions such as reading, writing, managing and organizing-content, interacting with others, and receiving notifications related to emails, instant messaging, alerts, and appointments. One of the issues over the past several years has been the ever-increasing stream of information flow in the form of notifications that have the potential to distract us from our primary work activities. A constant flood of email alerts and other forms of notification throughout the day can be a large distraction for most knowledge workers as well as for general PC users.

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