I thought I would listen to Slavoj Žižek - On G.W.F. Hegel as I was pottering about this morning. Gradually it dawned that 9:08:49 meant that it was nine hours eight minutes and 49 seconds long as opposed the the nine minutes and nine seconds I had assumed.
As we speak I am listening to the The Mastertapes Guide to Writing the Perfect Song on Radio 4 Extra. They promoted it after the six o'clock news this morning. It started at nine and it goes on until noon. Three hours!
For all of Generation Snowflake's shortcomings it appears that lack of attention span is not one of them.