Don't interrupt me

Sad (and a bit funny) because it’s true. Whatever you’re doing right now, STOP. Go read Peopleware, come back when you’re done. When you finish, you’ll understand why this doesn’t work and also why most people don’t (or can’t) do anything to fix it. In my experience, this applies to almost any type of creative work; but unfortunately for developers, a quiet workspace still seems to be the exception rather than the rule.