Monday, January 12, 2015

Check it out!

First, look things up. Humans area cursed with the deadly combination of a highly fallible memory and an overconfidence in how much they know. Our social networks, traditional and electronic, multiply the error, so that much of our conventional wisdom consists of friend-of-a-friend legend and factoids that are too good to be true.—The Sense of Style, page 302

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