Monday, October 16, 2006

you, yeah you -- you have homophily!

Probably ALL of you have homophily. But I do too -- it's just a fancy scientific term for "birds of a feather flock together."

Whether it's from some mysterious process that draws together everybody who thought "Joanie Loves Chachi" was brilliant TV (if you thought so, please don't contact me), or more likely just that you and I and the drunk at the end of the bar tend to meet people with similar backgrounds who are in similar situations, and therefore are more likely to think like you do than Kim Jong Il or Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel, homophily is a real part of the human condition. And it explains why you can live in your own world where everybody thinks Korn is a great rock band, when the rest of us know that in fact, they really really suck.

Even Kim Jong Il, seen hearing a Korn CD for the first time, knows that.


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