• Benjamin L. Russell
    "Fluff" is a relative term.

    Some social network service users use this term to refer to whatever that they consider to be insubstantial; however, one user's fluff may be another user's substance.

    For example, Professor Sally Cockburn, who taught a mathematics course at my alma mater, once exclaimed in class, "Mathematicians don't care about the real world!"

    To this mathematician, the so-called "real world" counts as "fluff," whereas mathematics counts as "substance."

    Similarly, some geeks tr...  more