mind. hacks.
December 7, 2004 4:54 PM   Subscribe

Mind Hacks. Discuss.
posted by GleepGlop (16 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: could have used lots of background info (point to matt webb's essays, etc)

Hey, wow. It's a book. That's some cool shit.
posted by cheaily at 5:01 PM on December 7, 2004

posted by quonsar at 5:02 PM on December 7, 2004

sigh, ok im just going to say it. im not going to hold your hand while i link you different parts of the book. youre big kids now, you can decide what if anything you like about it by yourself.
posted by GleepGlop at 5:03 PM on December 7, 2004

just say no to the #mefi cabal bullies. theyre lonely i guess, but still...unecessary
posted by GleepGlop at 5:04 PM on December 7, 2004

So that's why I can't tickle myself...
posted by sciurus at 5:06 PM on December 7, 2004

on comparing people to elevators:
It’s a common illusion that if you are in a hurry for the elevator you can make it come quicker by pressing the button harder. Or more often.

tell me where we're goin with this one...?
posted by k7lim at 5:11 PM on December 7, 2004

*clears throat* 'isnt that interesting that o'reilly does books about computer stuff and is using a hacking analogy to do a book about psychology?'
'i say, rather'
'i agree with the dandy!'
'but i wonder if its any good, rather'
'yes, rather'
posted by GleepGlop at 5:14 PM on December 7, 2004

Looks like i have to buy this book now...

cool stuff, gleepglop.
posted by modernsquid at 5:14 PM on December 7, 2004

Lucid dreaming [self link] is the original mind hack, innit?

To add to GleepGlop's supposedly insufficient talking points, does anyone else have personal hacks like this? Some of my friends have interesting tricks - one tries to think in straight concepts rather than words for improved speed.
posted by abcde at 5:15 PM on December 7, 2004

Promptly added to my Christmas wishlist. I love social engineering.
posted by Plinko at 5:15 PM on December 7, 2004

*still not discussing*
posted by quonsar at 5:18 PM on December 7, 2004

abcde, do you have any more info on the concepts vs words thing? sounds interesting..
posted by modernsquid at 5:18 PM on December 7, 2004

(you're getting snarks because of the "discuss" part of you post - it's unnecessary and unpopular and has been argued over many times before).
posted by andrew cooke at 5:20 PM on December 7, 2004

so this is supposed to be kind of a 'tips and tricks' manual for your brain. the sample ones seem kind of lame. anyone have a copy of the book that can shed more light? blind spots arent all that interesting, except when you get into your brain compensating for whats in your blind spots by filling in images from your memory and thus giving you visual hallucinations, er, ah, Eye Spots
posted by GleepGlop at 5:21 PM on December 7, 2004

i thought i was being kind of *twitch* proto-ironic with the discuss thing. and plus i thought those people were babies.
posted by GleepGlop at 5:23 PM on December 7, 2004

"Mind hacks" are neither hacks nor about the mind. Discuss amongst yourselves. I'm a little ferklempt.
posted by m0nm0n at 5:24 PM on December 7, 2004

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