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Is multi-tasking a myth? Can we, should we, do many things at once?

Do people really have more ability to do more things at once due to technological advancement? Or are we just accomplishing a longer list of mediocrity?

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    Dec 15 2011: Well, i recently saw a program on TV that said that human may or may not be able to multitask depending upon the activities. Thus, if one is able to do all activities to the best of his/her abilities simultaneously, then yes....
    if not..then multitasking is useless...

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