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Dabbers and Blowhards

A great essay on the unfortunate results of flogging flawed analogies.
The whole genre reminds me of the the wooly business books one comes across at airports ("Management secrets of Gengis Khan", the "Lexus and the Olive Tree") that milk a bad analogy for two hundred pages to arrive at the conclusion that people just like the author are pretty great.

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sonofabish
Apr. 16th, 2005 02:23 am (UTC)
funny you mention....
Earlier today I read this bizarre flogging scene in "The Trial".

You know, you're thinking of a plate of shrimp, and then someone says plate. Or shrimp. Or plate of shrimp....
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