- — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet)Sat, Apr 18 2015 05:50:181. I wrote about the Hugo Awards mess here http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121554/2015-hugo-awards-and-history-science-fiction-culture-wars … but there is something more to say about why slate voting is wrong.
- — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet)Sat, Apr 18 2015 05:52:543. Slate voting makes no sense because it is impossible for even a small group of people to have exactly the same taste, let alone a mob.
- — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet)Sat, Apr 18 2015 05:57:104. A concrete example: my wife & I have very similar tastes. But if we read same 30 novels a year, we wouldn't come up with same top 5 list
- — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet)Sat, Apr 18 2015 06:03:599. Since it is impossible that hundreds agree exactly on all those categories, slate voting reflects not taste but a political consensus.
Sad Puppies, Rabid Puppies, And Personal Taste
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