How evildoers benefit from the world's ADD.
How many big stories can you follow at the same time? The war in Ukraine? The Islamic State in Iraq? Jennifer Lawrence's nudie pics? If you're scheduling segments for television news or placing articles on a newspaper's homepage, probably not that many. But even if you're just a casual observer, you might not have the head space for more than two or three major events; after all, you have to worry about your work, family, and everything else as well. That's where things get interesting.