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Relying on the popularity of an option as a basis for choosing

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We DE shavers have already learned that popularity is not a reliable measure of quality: DE shaving we know to be better and cheaper and more enjoyable than the much more popular alternative of using canned foam and a multiblade cartridge—yet even DE shavers are prone to ask things such as, “Which brands of blades are most popular?”, as though that criterion would establish quality.

Here’s at interesting look at the effects of using popularity as a guide—in this case, in the music industry.

Written by LeisureGuy

13 June 2013 at 9:11 am

Posted in Daily life, Science

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