PONY OPEN THREAD… so i’m a little late

have a picture from my trip to the South of France… i will write an essay about it soon… before i completely forget everything about it (it’s age, you know)

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    • pfiore8 on November 21, 2007 at 12:59 am

    i ended up on the FP and didn’t mean it

    any way… busy, but finding docudharma full of energy today and very much enjoying reading everything

    hey and hellooooooooooooooo and where the hell is fatdave?

  1. Have any more?

    Looks heavenly.

    • RiaD on November 21, 2007 at 1:36 am

    I had an idea! maybe fatdave is lurking? do you know how to work that stat button thingey at the bottom?? (more to the point-how to interpret what they show you?)

    We could at least find out if someone from UK is hooked up?

  2. I don’t care if they think I am an Ugly American with the cultural literacy of beer can, it is on my list.

    • RiaD on November 21, 2007 at 4:19 am

    saw this in orange & thought you should see it too…

    One interesting thing the authors discuss…

    …and pols, pundits, and dare I say it, bloggers, would be wise to consider… is the “Curse of Knowledge” — meaning that in the discussion of ideas or concepts one who knows much of a particular subject sometimes forgets or cannot truly know what it’s like NOT to know that subject very well.

    It can make effectively communicating an idea (or making it “stick”) from the vantage of knowledge to one who doesn’t already possess that knowledge a bit of a struggle.

    One simple but illustrative example the authors point to: An experiment where some people were asked to tap on a table a familiar tune, such that a listener would be able to recognize.  The experimenters found that the “tappers” assumed the “listeners” would be much better at predicting the tune tapped than the listeners turned out to be — causing much consternation amongst the tappers apparently.

    book is titled ‘making it stick’

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