Mind over matter

There’s nothing like a hearty laugh to start the day. I thought I’d share mine.

Slashdot has a summary of the placebo effect on everyday life. From buttons that pretend to close elevator doors to fake thermostats in office buildings, we are lulled into thinking we’ve been given control. I found the article fascinating, but the first comment is the punchline:

This explains the political process

I keep voting and nothing new happens.

Boy, I know how that person feels.


  1. Randy in Richmond says:

    Another example has to be the ‘Contact’ or ‘Tell us what you think’ links on many websites. They immediately generate an electronic response, that cannot be replied to, which tells us they care and a representative will look into whatever we submitted. End of story…but I guess we do feel better.