For a variety of otiose reasons, I have found myself on the phone for
long periods of time. I can play card and other visual games, and
solve a Rubik's Cube, but this cuts no code and designs no websites.
But concentrating on words and sentences on a page or screen override
the voice in my ear and I miss what the other person has been saying.
I've been trying to think of a couple of graphical things I can be
doing, beyond a limited amount of photo editing or designing icons
for my website, that can be done purely graphically, allowing me to
carry on a phone conversation and still keep some level of productivity.
Maybe that detestable, ridiculous scene in "Swordfish", where Hugh
Jackman's character is typing obviously randomly on a keyboard
while some three dimensional object swivels around on his display -
because in a film which is all about an elite hacker that will gain them
so much credibility with the hacker audience - has something after all...