Last night, I decided to have a go with Tmux the terminal multiplexer. This is a really useful utility that can if used in the right way improve productivity.
In this example I have top running on the bottom window with a blank terminal not running anything at the top, in some ways this can be a way to monitor in real time (I think) how a program is running.
I have written a basic guide on the Tech jam blog. This can be found here. I am thinking of doing a short presentation on this at a future Pi jam, May not be August as we already have talks on git and installing Arch Linux.