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Do you ever do things backwards?

I've found that, for some odd reason, I seem to do things backwards a lot.

When reading a newspaper article, often without realizing it I read the last paragraph first. Then I read the paragraph before it. And then the one before it. And so on.

Recently I've been watching Seinfeld on DVD. I started with the most recent season and watched it all the way through. I then went back and watched the previous season.

When reading posts on this board, I often start at the last page and work backwards.

Am I crazy?
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I read magazines from back to front.
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Originally Posted by Mittman
I've found that, for some odd reason, I seem to do things backwards a lot.

When reading a newspaper article, often without realizing it I read the last paragraph first. Then I read the paragraph before it. And then the one before it. And so on.

Recently I've been watching Seinfeld on DVD. I started with the most recent season and watched it all the way through. I then went back and watched the previous season.

When reading posts on this board, I often start at the last page and work backwards.

Am I crazy?
For an article, that's a bad idea. Usually they assume people read it fowards, so each paragraph / section is progressively less important.

Other than that, backwards induction is a good method to solve a variety of logic problems. I took part in a recent study of engineers and they found that there was a direct correlation between the degree level of the engineer and the use of backwards induction to solve problems. At the top level (PhD), around 70% used B.I. At the lower level (undergraduates), it was around 20%.
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Originally Posted by matta
For an article, that's a bad idea. Usually they assume people read it fowards, so each paragraph / section is progressively less important.

Other than that, backwards induction is a good method to solve a variety of logic problems. I took part in a recent study of engineers and they found that there was a direct correlation between the degree level of the engineer and the use of backwards induction to solve problems. At the top level (PhD), around 70% used B.I. At the lower level (undergraduates), it was around 20%.
Yeah, the newspaper article thing isn't something I do all the time, I just thought of it as an example.
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Originally Posted by Mittman
Yeah, the newspaper article thing isn't something I do all the time, I just thought of it as an example.
You should have mentioned that right from the start.
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You should have mentioned that right from the start.
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Originally Posted by Abelkems
I read magazines from back to front.
Me too. Glad to know I'm not the only weirdo.
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Me too!

Originally Posted by Mittman
I've found that, for some odd reason, I seem to do things backwards a lot.
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Me too. Glad to know I'm not the only weirdo.
Me three, and I have no idea why I do that.
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Originally Posted by Mittman
Recently I've been watching Seinfeld on DVD. I started with the most recent season and watched it all the way through. I then went back and watched the previous season.
Did you watch "The Betrayal" episode frontwards? Which would have been backwards. I think.
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Originally Posted by Abelkems
I read magazines from back to front.
Same here. I flip through them the "normal" way when I get them, then read them from back to front. A lot of people seem to do that (some of my friends, peeps at work, otters). Now I wonder why?
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The only thing I can think of that I do backwards, at least for people I know, is add my sugar to the cup before my coffee. I don't see the point in adding it afterwards, and then using something to stir it.

Other than that, I think I do everything normally.
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No. I don't do things backwards, I do them umop episdn.
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I like to fasten-zip, but I know some guys who allegedly zip first, then fasten.

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