And that’s not always so bad.

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17 Responses to And that’s not always so bad.

  1. Gururaj says:

    Very much true…

  2. Kieran says:

    This is why I spend 3 hours browsing every time I visit Wikipedia.

  3. Nadia says:

    Ah, you beat me to it, Kieran! I was gonna say about Wiki too *sigh*

  4. GRS says:

    I’m not sure… it’s rare, but I think “What you’re looking for” is a set with some (very very small) intersection with “What you find” (what would you call that intersection though? I remember heare a “curse” in some novel: “may you one day find exactly what you are looking for”).
    This picture makes them look mutually exclusive.

  5. Dave says:

    As in:

    I’d like to find a Cabinet Nominee
    and I find the people in Government that don’t pay their taxes.

    Thanks Jess!


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  7. orange says:

    “This is why I spend 3 hours browsing every time I visit Wikipedia.”


    this one is cute
    Yay :)

  8. Chaz says:

    I definitely agree that “What you’re looking for” shouldn’t be wholly included in “What you find”.

    Man, if only!

  9. Alex says:

    Seems to me this one would be better as a Venn diagram with circles labeled the same as the pieces of the pie chart.
    I do like the effectively neutral connotation you can draw from this one, though.

  10. drivethatthang says:

    I love this! So true and so beautiful! Oops, Keats said that already. I think of it as a prayer, changing it to “What I asked for” and “What I was given”. True, there is not a lot of overlap, but that hardly matters.

  11. Nioub says:

    This is somewhat linked to Serendipity (

  12. taylor says:

    Isn’t it great when what you find is better than what you were looking for!

  13. Laura says:

    This graph makes me very, very happy.

  14. Brandon says:

    How optimistic that what you are looking for is at the top of the circle!

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  16. Tea says:

    Have been enjoying indexed for a long time now but don’t know many other people who read. So was surprised to see this card published in an otherwise very dull Market Research Society conference paper (Co-Creating Insights: Challenging the way we get to insights by adopting a more collaborative approach to research)!