[Pdx-pm] How to Lie Like a Geek -- January meeting in 2 weeks

benh ben.hengst at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 14:13:36 PST 2009

Added to calagator:


also had to create the page on the wiki:


On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 13:02, Seven till Seven <enobacon at gmail.com> wrote:
> see http://pdx.pm.org/kwiki/
> Wed. January 13th, 6:53pm at FreeGeek -- 1731 SE 10th Ave.
> How to Lie Like a Geek
> speaker: Michael Schwern
> Geeks have a special relationship with The Truth. Nothing is more
> important than correcting a falsehood, no matter how small, and nothing
> is more odious than not telling The Truth. Unfortunately, in speaking
> The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth, the meaning is often mangled
> and the end result is the opposite, a lie.
> We’ll examine some ways geeks lie while telling The Truth, to themselves
> and to others, and hopefully achieve better communications, easier to
> understand interfaces and maybe some personal enlightenment.
> Some examples include: Lies by omission, lies by precision, lies by
> irrelevancy, lies by design, lies with statistics and that most
> dangerous of words “should” as in “the user should have realized”.
> There will be cake.
>  http://tinyurl.com/mermtx
> As always, the meeting will be followed by social hour at the LuckyLab.
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