One particularly noteworthy thing in this article is its discussion of the "majority illusion:" people tend to assume that their friends are typical of the wider world, but almost by definition they aren't – for one thing, they all have one uncommon attribute in common, which is being your friend in the first place. And since people don't choose their friends randomly from the entire spectrum of humanity, one's friends are always a distorted sample.
So yes, we have here a tech press article which (correctly) uses an important result in cognitive psychology to explain why lots of tech press articles are nonsense.
Guess I'll have to just cut support for windows now.
I dabble in start ups and wish I had a VC. I listen to mashups, can't dance, have a strange attraction to brilliance, and I never sleep. Caffeine runs through me like fuel, I think I know something about nutrition, I don't eat seafood/fish things.
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