Quote of the day

We’re very good at processing the plight of tiny groups of people but horrible at conceptualizing the suffering of large ones. … We’ll break the bank to save Baby Jessica, but when half of Africa is dying, we’re buying iPhones.

Clive Thompson argues that geeks make the best philanthropists. Why? Because they are better than the rest of the population at thinking concretely about large numbers.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jamie
    Sep 15, 2007 @ 21:13:36

    Mmm. I like this one.

    Reply

  2. 49erDweet
    Sep 18, 2007 @ 13:31:54

    Most geeks do, too.

    Reply

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