Saturday, December 10, 2011

Late breaking word. Theory suffers partial destruction. Word "toilet" used in title for second time in row.

This is what happens when you publish a summary of data: datapoints that don't fit come drifting in.  Turns out there was a toilet-negative review, on Guys Lit Wire, quite unquestionably male-written:  thus putting us in the realm of stochastic rather than iron rules.

why not to have that third beer at breakfast: An earlier version of this note referred to a "negative review", which this was not.  The review was mostly positive, it was "toilet-negative," i.e. didn't like that toilet thing, but otherwise generally praised the book.  Coherence I would attempt but succeed not I would.