Friday, June 15, 2007

Why Cows Fly

Some Cows were trying to fly to the next town, but a sudden squall forced them down. Suddenly, a great flood swept by and cut them off from the mainland. Right after that, a pirate ship came by and took them prisoner. But the handsome Pirate Captain fell in love with Bessie the Cow, freed all the other Cows, and then they got married and lived happily ever after on his Pirate Ship cruising the Blue Waters.


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Social Atom

or, Why the Rich Get Richer, Cheaters Get Caught, and your Neighbor Usually Looks Like You!
by Mark Buchanan, 2007.

Have been reading the above tome. Fascinating facts presented by a guy who can really write. Interesting theories on crowd behavior and market fluctuations. The author is a theoretical physicist and brings scientific theory to bear on human social behavior. Recommended.