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  • In IT, 'suitcase words' carry baggage

    Marvin Minsky used the term 'suitcase words' for the broad concepts we use to denote the brain's complex machinery. CIOs use buzzwords in a similar -- and perhaps dangerous -- way. Continue Reading

  • magical thinking

    Magical thinking is an illogical cognitive pattern in which people become invested in ideas and projects despite a lack of evidence that they are viable, and sometimes despite solid and easily available evidence that they are not. Continue Reading

  • backfire effect

    The backfire effect is the tendency of some people to resist accepting evidence that conflicts with their beliefs. The effect is demonstrated when people presented with that conflicting information become even more convinced of their original beliefs rather than questioning them. Continue Reading

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