The Diderot Effect and How to Manage it?

Diderot Effect takes its name from Denis Diderot an 18th Century French Philosopher. To be more specific, the idea originates from the essay titled ‘Regrets on parting with my Old Dressing Gown’.

Diderot in his Red Gown — Dmitry Levitzky, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

In his essay Diderot talks about how an unexpected gift of an expensive dressing gown caused him financial ruin. The sequence of events is amusing. Long story short, he upgrades his writing desk…