Something must be done, averages are something, therefore we will use averages

Many people “know” averages can be dangerous and misleading when making decisions

Curious how much use of avg vs median is (still) driven by the fact avg is way easier to compute

Seems related to the classic: drunk searching for keys under a lightpost

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I'm the author of 'Jelec: the White Bear, or, Beware an Encounter with a Raven and his Friends.' For my day job, I work as a technical writer at a software company.

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