July 9, 2002

Confessions of a former Microsoft fan

Gerry Patterson writes: "Loyalty can cause a scientist to cling too long to a discredited theory, even though one of Karl Poppa's 'black swans', has come home to roost on it. It can cause a consumer to keep buying a particular brand even though a cheaper and superior product sits on the very same shelf ...

In this article I abandon objectivity and ask why does loyalty often seem to turn a complete one hundred and eighty degrees? Such switches in loyalty can be most unreasonable and unyielding when we suspect that it is misplaced or worst of all betrayed.

Read more at Pgts.com  ..."


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