Why does this whole quantum entanglement thing impress anybody? When you look at articles in the lay press, they tell you that there is an "instantaneous" communication from one particle to another. But as these posts clearly show, there is no communication involved at all. There is just this "correlation" that when you look at one particle, you know what the other one is. This happens as a process of deduction, not communication. If you have two gloves and you send the left one to Seattle and the right one to Boston, when you open the one in Boston and see it is a right glove, you know instantly that the one in Seattle is the left glove. Why do you know? Because gloves come in pairs left/right. If you have the right, then then the left one is elsewhere. Simple deduction, no instantaneous communication between Seattle and Boston required. But yet, the popular press keeps on pushing this idea that there is some kind of instantaneous "communication" going on. What is worse is the implication that if we change the state of one particle, it is instantly reflected in the other - so not true. Not even the published papers make this wildly wrong claim. Obviously no communication is possible since you're just looking at the right glove in Boston, you can't turn it into a left glove and have the right glove show up in Seattle. It doesn't work that way. So given that, why are physicists so impressed with something so obvious and completely useless for any practical purposes? And why does the press keep on insisting this has something to do with instantaneous communication?