To treat something in an excessively intellectual manner. Yesterday I was told that I was “over intellectualizing” the issue of confirmation bias in my post, In Search Of The Infinite State. “All you’re really doing is tagging terms to the age old saying ‘stuck in their ways,'” one of the commenters on Facebook said. “Nothing new here. Or exciting really.”
A friend of mine made a horrible mistake this morning. He did something he rarely does. He made a political statement on Facebook. It was a fairly benign comment about the unpopularity of congress in general, not about one party or another. Of course, you couldn’t tell that from the comment stream that followed.
I don’t often cry openly on an airplane in front of strangers. On a December 12, 2006 JetBlue flight to New York, I did. That day, on the History Channel, I came face to face with a man who walked the talk of his stated values and lived them so clearly that it brought me to […]
I went to bed angry last night. My final tweet of the night was this, “Congratulations, @WashingtonPost, you’ve taken link baiting to a new low.” I tossed and turned as I thought about the state of the fourth estate. I went to bed fuming about media’s unbridled desire to sensationalize headlines with little regard for the […]
Each year, for the last four years, I’ve had the same reaction to being included on Inman’s 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders list. I have recoiled from it. I politely thank people when they mention it and I’m certainly honored by my association with some exceptional folks, but I’ve never fully embraced it. I’m sure […]
This past weekend I blocked access to Tumblr.com from my home wireless network. I’ve been blocking porn sites using OpenDNS for a long time. But Tumblr.com doesn’t fall into the category of porn site in the OpenDNS directory. It falls into the social media category. However, make no mistake, there is a large part of the […]