Electrons move in opposite direction of current?

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I was looking at a few circuit diagrams, and it seems like electrons move in the opposite direction as the electric field and current . Why is this? I don't really understand the intuition behind it.
 

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nsaspook
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http://xkcd.com/567/
 
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Thanks. I understand now.
 
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The only thing to understand is: there is nothing to understand :wink:
 
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sophiecentaur
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If you can't 'understand' Electricity based on conventional current flow then you will definitely not 'understand' the whole thing when it's been 'explained' using electron flow as a basis.
 

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