Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Know all..

Saw this today, made me smile; it's amusing to think about and for me resembles the classic "hype-cycle" used in technology industries to talk about how products go through different phases of their life. The hype-cycle includes sections called things like "the peak of inflated expectations" and the "trough of disillusionment" it kinda works for most things. I think the general learning from things like this (apart from the comedy value) is that we go through life only really grasping a few things well; some have the luxury of intelligence and time to be able to grasp a few of those things really well but most of us only really ever skim the surface (even though we act like we don't).


Chairman Bill said...

A bit like the EU referendum. Never have so many dug into the depths of the workings of the EU and come to understand it more, yet there is still a large swathe who just can't be bothered and still haven't a clue and yet shout for one camp (usually the out camp) or the other.

Steve Borthwick said...

CB, that's my experience too; as the great man said, "The problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."