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Expert teasing of expertise

Oh, this is great stuff. “Experts” (as in, pundits and so on) are no better than the proverbial dart-throwing monkeys, and often worse… Louis Menand’s review in “The New Yorker” of a book “Expert Political Judgment: How good is it? … Continue reading

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Excellent New Yorker piece on tinterwebs

Adam Gopnik has a very good piece in the latest New Yorker, an overview of a whole bunch of books about the Internet. All three kinds appear among the new books about the Internet: call them the Never-Betters, the Better-Nevers, … Continue reading

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Nobody knows anything?

The scriptwriter William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Marathon Man, The Princess Bride etc) famously came out with the statement “Nobody Knows Anything,” trying to puncture the bubble of self-regard that entertainment ‘experts’ and studio heads … Continue reading

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