Saturday, August 16, 2008

[TIPS] Words that lose their meaning...

...when the denominator approaches infinity."

http://www.longtail.com/the_long_tail/2008/08/thirteen-words.html

What an interesting idea. Write the word "Most" on the board and ask for definitions. Then change it to:

most
----
100

NOW get definitions.

Then change it to:

most
----
infinity

The definition falls apart, yes? Try it with the word, "average." Or 'many', etc. That's the idea behind this fascinating article from the Long Tail blog. Business teachers will know that I'm ALWAYS pointing them to the Long Tail blog and Chris Anderson's theory. http://fora.tv/2006/05/12/Chris_Anderson_with_Will_Hearst

Business teachers - WATCH that video. Read the top blog post. Do it NOW!

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