Game theory, Type Books, and the secrets of Yelp: Bookishness for Apr. 29, 2013

Gaming game theory
“A week before the test, I told my class that the Game Theory exam would be insanely hard—far harder than any that had established my rep as a hard prof.  But as recompense, for this one time only, students could cheat.”

Window Dressing


On the glory of Kalpna Patel’s Type Books storefronts (image via).

Real people. Real reviews. Sometimes. 
On the algorithm behind Yelp’s reviews, the ones you see and the ones you don’t.

Suicide by creativity
“What if, rather than paying £70 a month for a gym membership that delights in making you feel fat, guilty and a world away from the man your wife married you bought a few blank canvases and some paints and spent time each day painting your version of “I love you” until you realised that any woman worth keeping would jump you then and there just for that, despite your lack of a six-pack?” Pianist James Rhodes on how to pursue your art, despite everything.

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