I did not write a program to generate this book; I am that program.

Nov 212019

It is a mild defect of computers that they imitate humans imperfectly, and a grave defect of humans that they cannot imitate computers at all.

Oct 172018

We used to suspect that our friends and neighbors were mad, and now, thanks to modern technology, we know they are.

Apr 172018

Regressions Toward the Mean

5. John Podhoretz
4. Charlie Sheen / Emilio Estevez
3. The Rockefellers
2. The family business
1. The Kennedys

Jul 072017

Problem, n.  In mathematics: A problem. In social science: A state of affairs with which one is unhappy.

Jun 012017

We immediately recognize excess precision as a sign of lying, except in a statistic.

Mar 092017

We have a lot of use for computers, but they will not have much use for us.