Information Cascades and Tierney's Law

Wednesday, October 10, 2007
How the Low-Fat, Low-Fact Cascade Just Keeps Rolling Along

Read the article, which is eminently worthy of it, but I also want to point out something on the sidebar:

  1. Just because an idea appeals to a lot of people doesn't mean it's wrong.
  2. But that's a good working theory.


I propose this should be known as "Tierney's Law".

5 comments:

chuck said...

So, binary choices are the fundamental culprit. And we have two main political parties. Hmmmm.

Skookumchuk said...

Six AM. Time to ponder my political binary choices at the greasy spoon down the road over a nice Denver omelet with hash browns and rye toast.

Barry Dauphin said...

Hey, wasn't the digital revolution (1's & 0's) supposed to be a great thing!?

Rick Ballard said...

So, you guys got any spurious correlations that we can peddle? We should be able to gin up a panel of experts in nothin' flat. All we need is a good 'this is gonna kill ya' idea.

gumshoe said...

i thought the
"Pirates vs Global Warming"
graph did a pretty good job of that,Rick.

http://doggrinnit.typepad.com/
photos/uncategorized/2007/03/
17/776pxpchart.jpg