Friday Link Dump 8.24.07
(We underestimate how well we will do, and overestimate how much missing that goal will hurt us)
(Understanding the history of Western fundamentalism and the rise of religious freedom so we can combat it in the East.)
(A perfect example of a critic losing touch with reality because the assume everyone else thinks the same way they do. This is the same trap a lot of English professors fall prey to where they assert meaning that makes absolutely no sense given the context. Reminds me a little of the Psychologist’s fallacy What’s more likely, a sexually deviant, R&B singer wrote a god-awful song that he thinks is good because he has no shame or that it is an attempt at meta-fiction and a comment on culture?)
(As the paradox of choices becomes a problem for more and more people, word of mouth is going to rise exponentially in value–something marketers and publishers have never been good at understanding.)
(For those of us that use Starbucks like an office, this means a lot. The TMMB did a thread on it here)
(A look at what the leaders are reading. Fuck the NYT subscription, read it on the blog instead)
I don’t do these posts too often because you can read all the stories on my del.icio.us account. If you like these better, let me know OR just add me to your list on the site. If you want to tag me stuff, I’m always open.