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Ap­plause Light

TagLast edit: 24 Nov 2021 4:36 UTC by Multicore

An applause light is an empty statement which evokes positive affect without providing new information.

It [was] not so much a propositional statement, as the equivalent of the “Applause” light that tells a studio audience when to clap.

Applause Lights

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Ap­plause Lights

Eliezer Yudkowsky11 Sep 2007 18:31 UTC
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[SEQ RERUN] Ap­plause Lights

MinibearRex25 Aug 2011 2:04 UTC
11 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Lost pur­poses—Do­ing what’s easy or what’s important

Elo4 Jan 2017 1:26 UTC
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We Don’t Really Want Your Participation

Eliezer Yudkowsky10 Sep 2007 19:53 UTC
63 points
24 comments1 min readLW link
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