Saturday, February 7, 2015

Highly Linkable

I want to go to there.

I DON'T want to go back to there then.

Speaking of a then to be glad we are no longer in, Megan McArdle on bread bags as shoes.

How about going back to the days when a computer word processor could spell check your work but had no clue about what the correction should be (start at the 10:04 point for the "New Frontiers" part)? I knew Mr. Wizard's World well. I can remember each of these episodes like I watched them yesterday.

The people of these worlds are so tiny, I'm crushing their heads.

Here are a couple of reasons nobody likes me in my world . . .

  • I tend to look at sports discussions scientifically and logically rather than emotionally and indeterminately. Most people don't like that.
  • I acknowledge that I am not a grammar expert . . . or are I??? But I do love pointing out to people when grammar "rules" they believe in strongly are actually grammar myths not worth believing in. 
James Altucher would tell me not to bother with people who don't like me. He is right. I've been making my way through the interviews on his podcast that he summarizes here. They have ranged from mildly interesting to fascinating. Each has been rewarding in one way or another. A great example of learning by exposure to diverse points of view.

Here is a diverse point of view from Alex Tabarrok defending the company town.

Arnold Kling offers a diverse way of looking at the purpose of the study of economics.

Finally, Timothy Taylor has a different approach to understanding cooperation and competition.