Monday, November 05, 2007

I Miss Lever Voting Machines

They just felt so much more like flushing than filling in little toilet bowl ovals next to candidate's names. I dunno, something counter-intuitive about the whole thing.

On the eve of the election I can only offer you some sage advice about this year's most important issue; How to Detect Bullshit (By Scott Berkun)
The first rule of BS is to expect it. Fire detectors are designed to expect a fire at any moment: they’re not optimists. They fixate on the possibility of fires and that’s why they save lives. If you want to detect BS you have to swallow some cynicism, and add some internal doubt to everything you hear. Socrates, the father of western wisdom, based his philosophy around the recognition, and expectation, of ignorance. It’s far more dangerous to assume people know what they’re talking about, than it is to assume they don’t and let them prove you wrong. Be like Socrates: assume people are unaware of their own ignorance (including yourself) and politely, warmly, probe to sort out the difference.
And from the Onion;
Poll: Bullshit Is Most Important Issue For 2008 Voters

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