Monday, January 04, 2010

year end lists

(this is not a post; just a sort-of observation with no links attached)

All these best of the decade posts - notice how most of what's called 'the best' tends to fall within the last year or so? Either we have short memories (that they're unreliable goes without saying) or every day, in every way, the world is getting better and better.



Banno said...

Or just lazy writers/list-makers?

Fëanor said...

All down to the recency effect, no doubt.

km said...

Funny, on music lists, most albums are from the first half of the decade. The inverse of the recency effect?

Fëanor said...

very likely the compilers of music lists turned 40 mid-decade, and decided that the songs of their 30s were better.