The Science Religion & the Rise of the Truism.

Last year, I was tasked, by-proxy, with the joyous assignment of conjuring a user interface; thanks in part to my stint at a regional technology start-up. The product was new, the website was new; and the “users” yet to be manifest. It had all the makings of an intellectual playground. I was chomping at the bit; eager to bestow my insights on human behavior; humbly, of course. In the room…

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“Blessed are the trending; for they shall inherit engagement”       – Me HBO’s Game of Thrones, I’ve decided, owes part of it’s widespread popularity to sheer voyeurism. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve read four of the books and am up to date with the very latest episodes. But the thing is, I don’t watch it as a work of art or read it as any great feat of storytelling.…