Aha. I totally agree with that, then, but I don't think it's the motivation
for this feature.


On 14 January 2014 13:28, David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 14 January 2014 21:20, Oliver Keyes <oke...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> > On 14 January 2014 12:29, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemow...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >> I'd rather call is a systemic bias which makes us favor standardised
> >> technological whizbangs just because we can measure them rather than
> for an
> >> actual effectiveness.
>
> > So you'd rather measure effectiveness through...the feeling in your
> water?
>
>
> No, he means doing things because they're susceptible to measurement,
> rather than because they're a good thing to do.
>
> The sort of thinking that leads to lightboxes over pages. "Just look
> at our response metrics!" Just look at your page.
>
>
> - d.
>
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