Cartoons, stupidity, cleverness

  • I think the third frame in this Doonesbury packs a lot into one picture.
  • Whereas xkcd, here, doesn’t even need speech.
  • And, on geekery, I want this for Christmas.
  • Still geeking: you could not improve this definition of “open”, or indeed, “anyone”.
  • On stupidity: Andrew Leonard quotes an MIT report. “Today’s on-line discussion forums, blogs, and chat rooms do a good job of encouraging lots of people to express their opinions and share them widely. But these systems are not very good at supporting evidence-based, logical deliberation: the quality of contributions can vary enormously.
    and adds
    Which is kind of like saying nuclear bombs do a good job when employed for purposes of mass destruction, but are not so great for handcrafting quality woodwork
  • Clever people: David Chalmers has tarted up his already excellent consciousness bibliography.
  • Perhaps you would prefer biology? Lots of good searchable texts there.
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One Response to Cartoons, stupidity, cleverness

  1. Monsignor Quixote says:

    >Finally you can get the attention you deserve
    > as others bow to you as their reverential wi-fi god,
    > while geeky chicks swoon at your presence.

    So how’s that different from when Andrew Brown – Journalist walks down to Waitrose?

    It could be worse I suppose; you could start puling Church Ladies.

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