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"You can do precise statistics about what's in your database, and may be completely wrong about the world."

The Body Counter Meet Patrick Ball, a statistician who's spent his life lifting the fog of war. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Mar 3, 2012 - 5 comments

The scorched-birdfeeder response to information overload

"I'll argue for the sake of arguing that we as human beings have a finite supply of attention for ambient awareness of things around the world.... And the fact that I know just a little bit too much about popular television due to twitter has to be responsible for some other deficit in my life..." Twitter zero: One man's experiment in staying connected to the public-soundbite world without becoming overwhelmed by it.
posted by ardgedee on Oct 8, 2008 - 10 comments

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