About Max Fenton

Online editor of The Believer magazine and evangelist of A Book Apart

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  • Max shared from The Blind Giant: Being Human in a Digital World (Vintage) by Nick Harkaway
    The stars of participant media are not like the stars of television shows.
    Note: “The stars of participant media are not like the stars of television shows.” —@harkaway
  • Max shared from The Blind Giant: Being Human in a Digital World (Vintage) by Nick Harkaway
    The stars of participant media are not like the stars of television shows.
    Note: “The stars of participant media are not like the stars of television shows.” —@harkaway
  • Max shared from The Blind Giant: Being Human in a Digital World (Vintage) by Nick Harkaway
    A human taken out of context is essentially a corpse.
  • Max shared from Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
    Merely reminding people of a time when they had power increases their apparent trust in their own intuition.
  • Max shared from Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
    The standard practice of open discussion gives too much weight to the opinions of those who speak early and assertively, causing others to line up behind them.
    Note: «open discussion gives too much weight to the opinions of those who speak early and assertively»
  • Max shared from Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
    Effort is required to maintain simultaneously in memory several ideas that require separate actions, or that need to be combined according to a rule—rehearsing your shopping list as you enter the supermarket, choosing between the fish and the veal at a restaurant, or combining a surprising result from a survey with the information that the sample was small, for example.
    Note: @rogre @tealtan More on awkwardness.
  • Max shared from Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
    a puzzling limitation of our mind: our excessive confidence in what we believe we know, and our apparent inability to acknowledge the full extent of our ignorance and the uncertainty of the world
    Note: "a puzzling limitation of our mind: our excessive confidence in what we believe we know, and our apparent inability to acknowledge the full extent of our ignorance and the uncertainty of the world we live in."
  • Max shared from The Blind Giant: Being Human in a Digital World (Vintage) by Nick Harkaway
    ‘creepy’ is not a line. It’s a no-man’s-land, and any time you approach it, you’re already in it.
  • Max shared from The Blind Giant: Being Human in a Digital World (Vintage) by Nick Harkaway
    In the twenty-first century we still have elected leaders who choose policy on the basis of what they wish were true rather than what is known to be so.
  • Max shared from The Blind Giant: Being Human in a Digital World (Vintage) by Nick Harkaway
    In the twenty-first century we still have elected leaders who choose policy on the basis of what they wish were true rather than what is known to be so.
    Note: “In the twenty-first century we still have elected leaders who choose policy on the basis of what they wish were true rather than what is known to be so.” Nick Harkaway (The Blind Giant)
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