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I wish I was one of those people who could listen to an audiobook while they work, but I can’t. I don’t know if it’s something unique to programming, or some inability of my brain to handle auditory multi-tasking, but I can’t read/write code (or much else) while also listening to human speech. Am I alone? I’ll bet I’m not. In Manish Sinha’s recent article, “What it feels like to be in the zone as a programmer”, he identifies the same issue:

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This is undoubtedly the second best comedy song ever written about Stonehenge.