Very well crafted piece, Venkat! Very satisfying ;)

As I read through your breakdown of the concept of a vibe, interestingly, the one example that kept popping up in my head was Michael winning the China debate with Oscar. He marauds home purely fueled by vibe, but not a shred of reason.

He only soothes the audience's anxiety and worries about China becoming #1 and "merely aestheticizes them in an emotionally satisfying way that drains motivation to seek actual solutions."


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A very optimistic take on Wordle. I like it! Now I fear for what happens to Wordle when the NYT, vibe monetizers, decide to change things up..

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