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Comment 9 by mmurray :

The real problem is http://xkcd.com/386/

Michael

See also http://xkcd.com/862/ (don't forget to mouseover)

The instant gratification of immediately answered questions (about the activity of one's social group as well as factual information) is a supernormal stimulus. But as keyfeatures said those are nothing new in terms of human society. I think they are on an evolutionary timescale, though.

Sat, 14 Jan 2012 17:11:01 UTC | #908250