A few follow-ups from this month’s posts.
We had some New Yorkers stay with us a few weeks ago, and one of the discussions revolved around differences between northerners and southerners.
I give you exhibit A.
I spent last night with a family in the neighborhood.
It’s Saturday. Tomorrow is Easter, the day we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. A lot has been written about that day, starting with the Gospels (Matt 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20) and extending almost ad infinitum to the present day.
Yesterday was Good Friday, the king of all mis-named days in honor of the King of Kings. A lot has been written about that day, too (Matt 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, John 18:28ff).
But today’s Saturday, and no one writes about Saturday.
Someone I follow1 on Twitter posted something a couple of weeks ago along the lines of “The retail industry loses $16B a year to people wearing and then returning clothes.” I replied with something along the lines of “That’s a great Internet number, made up and completely unverifiable.”
This led to a couple of exchanges, ending with the other person saying, “there’s a lot of dumb stuff online, but a Duke & MIT study is research driven.”
I’m going to cover the specific issues first, but then we’ll get to the bigger issue, because it speaks to how we make our way through the land mine field that is the world of information today.
Some times movies are tone deaf. Sometimes people are, too.