Random Walk as Cargo Cult

June 25th, 2012

One of the strangest genres of tech blog post is the:

“we abandoned our old clearly suboptimal solution, and we have a new solution which we’re excited about, and we’ll assert our reasoning as to why this solution is clearly awesome, even though we don’t yet have any data on how it performs, or any discussion of why our decision making process for picking this solution was different then the decision making process for picking the last solution.”

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