Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Numbers Machine

Short but entertaining piece in the Times about political statistical analyst Nate Silver. I especially like this bit from his father Brian:
“When we took him to preschool one time, we dropped him off, and he announced, ‘Today, I’m a numbers machine,’ and started counting,” Brian Silver said. “When we picked him up two and a half hours later, he was ‘Two thousand one hundred and twenty-two, two thousand one hundred and twenty-three...’ ”

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