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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

James Surowiecki

on procrastination and akrasia in The New Yorker.

6 comments:

  1. My father said, Anything sufficiently procrastinatored becomes unnecessary. See? And thanks for a text to point to.

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  2. And also we have the [in]famous quotation: "Masturbation is just like procrastination, it's fun at first, but in the end you're just screwing yourself."

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  3. I'll have to read that.

    Later.

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  4. More evidence of how flawed we are. Dan Ariely, referred to in the article, has an interesting book exploring various human quirks.

    With respect to the view of warring internal viewpoints, work on "anosognosia" is also illuminating/fscinating.

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  5. See, e.g., Gary Farber: Why Argue On Blogs? The Dunning-Kruger Effect

    http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_wings/2010/09/why-argue-on-blogs-the-dunning-kruger-effect.html

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