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Ceaselessly Smug

In the last week the BBC, CNN, the Daily Mail, The Telegraph and many other news sites and blogs have reported a hoax as fact. The hoax was this: Internet Explorer users are less intelligent than those using other web browsers.

It is a lie that has spread like wildfire despite the thinnest of fabricated "evidence" produced by a website cobbled together in the last month. Why did this lie find such instant and universal acceptance (amongst the web-savvy anyway)? Because we love to judge.

We are inveterate self-justifiers who need to feel righteous. But before we paint that beautiful word in sordid colours, let's think about why we need to feel righteous....

Read the rest of "Judge not that ye be not judged"

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