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    #1

    thinking nothing of carrying on a conversation

    Hello.

    Generation Yers are the writers of blogs, users of networking sites, and senders of instant messages. Some say they have short attention spans, whilst others claim they are the ultimate multi-taskers, but Gen Yers are always on the go,
    thinking nothing of carrying on a conversation while zipping off a text message and having one ear attached to their MP3 player. But now the Y generation is coming into the workplace and two worlds are colliding.
    (From 'Y this Generation?' text)

    Would you be so kind as to explain the meaning of the phrase highlighted in blue? Does it mean that Gen Yers do not pay any attention to a conversation or they just do not speak to anyone while doing something?
    And what does it mean 'to zip off a text message'?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by Ksenia; 30-Dec-2015 at 12:16.

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    #2

    Re: thinking nothing of carrying on a conversation

    No. It means they have no difficulty in multi-tasking — doing three things at once.

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