Humans prefer cockiness to expertise

New Scientist has an interesting article on why humans prefer cockiness to expertise but it is John Gruber’s take on this essay that I enjoyed most:

This might be the best explanation of how someone like, say, Rob Enderle continues to be quoted as an expert regarding issues on which he is almost always completely wrong.

See Daring Fireball for more. Poor Rob Enderle should quietly retire and play some backgammon.

Posted in Observations at 11:40 PM