“SF was a long-distance runner, and chunking strings of digits into race times increased his digit span.” This example is from the Wikipedia article on the psychological phenomenon of ‘chunking’.
Here is the link to the Wikipedia article.
Mi afiŝis en Esperanto al ‘Let Them Talk’
kaj, je mia miro, ili respondis Esperante!
– je du apartaj fojoj!
Jen la ligilo al unu okazo:
Kaj jen ligilo al la alia okazo:
keywords: propagando, publika agnosko
‘final days’ is announced by sidewalk preachers, and the marketing arm of the optical chain store.
What Paul Graham calls the ‘Blurb Paradox’ is simply a special case of the Dunning-Kruger Syndrome.
keywords: disguise, programming language
Semi-bankruptcy is a default form of intermediacy, and is perhaps synonymous with what Paul Graham calls ‘Ramen profitability’.
keywords: wealth, money, prosperity
The primary propaganda principle is that if a narrative is being passed on to you by someone from a third party, then the subtext is that the narrative is true, and important. (And this is why gossip can be so damaging.)
keywords: impression, truth, agenda
Something to be studied will not of itself sell well. (This is why no one becomes rich writing mathematical monographs.) Something to be studied will sell well only if it is part of a regime (such as a school curriculum). Only something that takes you by the hand sells well on its own. In particular, this is why ‘sex sells’. This phenomenon is in accordance with the Gorgon Principle. (‘Taking you by the hand’ means doing the initial step for you.)
keywords: life, marketing