Losing our humanity

I recently had an experience of calling my internet/phone/tv provider to reschedule a service appointment. First, I tried the online option but - due to business rules - the program would not allow rescheduling the appointment. I was instructed to return to the main menu, or use "chat service" which was currently unavailable. I called … Continue reading Losing our humanity

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Books I enjoyed the most in 2017

2017 was a great year for my reading list. Although I didn't finish as many books as I did in 2016, I ended the year very satisfied with the quality and depth of what I read and I've already started the books that will be first on my finished list for 2018. Here's a list … Continue reading Books I enjoyed the most in 2017

Book review: Super Freakonomics

I enjoyed Super Freakonomics (as an audio book) for the same reasons that I enjoyed its predecessor, Freakonomics. The economist authors' clever stories and digressions remind us to question data analysis and statistics presented by so-called experts. As the saying goes, "There's lies, damned lies, and statistics". Narrow interpretations of scientific studies and data are … Continue reading Book review: Super Freakonomics