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The numbers suck.

I made the mistake of looking at the analytics of this blog. Woof. Aside from about 10 of you, no one reads this. And while I rationally know that, it still sucks. I know its not personal and thats fine. What I find more interesting is how it affects my mind. That the measuring is the pain of it. When you know how many people are reading (or not reading for that matter) It can do a number on your brain and motivation. Sort of gives you a window into why rich people want to keep getting rich. If the score is being kept by how much money you make, then you play to the score. That’s the game. That’s the high score you go for.

I remember playing video games and seeing a high score change and you’d play until you beat it. You’d play to the score.

Another thing I think about is how our world is being shaped by the measured. Time spent, return on investment, widgets sold… if it can be measured, we play to it. I think there is a danger in the measuring of everything. It’s a little bit of the scourge of the modern world. The more you measure, the more you end up racing to scale, and racing to lowest price and quality.

Something to think about.

By Laurent Courtines

I'm here and I am ready to go. Been doing my homework and I have things to say.

One reply on “The numbers suck.”

numbers are just that “numbers”. you’re a real person not a symbol we use as a quantifier …. F the numbers KEEP going WRITING rah rah rah

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