Friday, June 18

That Sounds Smart:

But the larger consequence is that if you're smart the world doesn't seem very complicated. This might seem obvious, but the obvious thought is rather different. The obvious thought is: The world doesn't seem complicated to smart people. But this isn't what smart people actually think. They think the world isn't complicated, period.

There are a few possibilities here: One is that I'm not very smart. Another is that Aaron Swartz is spouting some fairly high-test bullshit.