Saturday, October 27, 2007

About choice

Slightly - but not entirely - off-topic here...
but only slightly: currently IT and the surrounding industries are all about choice...
  • Linux vs Solaris vs Windows
  • Intel vs AMD vs Sparc vs Power
  • Java vs .net vs Python vs Ruby vs ..
  • Nokia vs Sony vs iPhone vs ...
to name just a few.

There are 2 great talks from TED about choice and our (=mankind's) inability to cope with decisions vis-a-vis choice:
  1. Dan Gilbert: Why are we happy? Why aren't we happy?

  2. Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice

I recommend you stick to this order...

See my other TED recommendations here.

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