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Do you prefere Microsoft or Open Source?

This is a topic of heated discussions up to a geek vendetta. Now there is a scientific spin to it. The folks at Harvard's " Project Implicit" use a test methodology where test items are mixed with value statements. First you sort a list Microsoft - Opensource with terms like: Powerpoint, Firefox, Windows, Linux etc. Then you sort a list good - bad with items like: pleasure, pain, joy, sad.
After the initial sorting the two sets are mixed: Microsoft - good, OpenSource - bad.... and the other way around. You sort again. based on speed and error rate your subconcious preferences are discovered. Go give it a spin.

Posted by on 04 May 2006 | Comments (0) | categories: After hours


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