Archive for November, 2009

What Intelligence Tests Miss

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

What Intelligence Tests Miss: The Psychology of Rational Thought, Keith E. Stanovich, Yale University Press, 2009.
Many prominent thinkers over the last few years have pointed out that IQ tests fail to test many abilities of the mind that are useful for making our way in the world. Most argue that there are types of intelligence [...]

Feature Lists Make Us Comfortable, but Sometimes Make Us Dumb

Monday, November 16th, 2009

A few days ago I noticed a blog posted by Boris Evelson of Forrester Research titled “How to Differentiate Advanced Data Visualization Solutions.” Forrester is one of the leading IT research and advice companies. Along with its larger rival, Gartner, these companies serve as trusted advisers to thousands of organizations, helping them make decisions about [...]