A teenager's brain, converted into a binary decision tree

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This is an amazing chart. Found by cultural historian Megan Prelinger, it's from a 1963 book where the authors wanted to represent what a binary decision tree looks like. They modeled their "decision" example on the steps a teenager makes in deciding whether to be truant or not.


Decision tree to transgression: from a '63 book on automation, example of teen truancy as binary series pic.twitter.com/xfPcKCFdGS

— Megan Prelinger (@MeganPrelinger) June 19, 2013

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Annalee Newitz

I love the idea that the most transgressive thing a teen might plan in lieu of homework is . . . GOING TO THE MOVIES!