Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My long absence

I have been gone a long long time. This gives you a clue as to why.

But now I am back. Expect interesting/boring/self-important (delete as applicable) posts from here on in.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

An oblique critique of rational choice

'Once upon a time there were three little sisters,' the Dormouse began in a great hurry; 'and their names were Elsie, Lacie, and Tillie; and they lived at the bottom of a well--'

'What did they live on?' said Alice, who always took a great interest in questions of eating and drinking.

'They lived on treacle,' said the Dormouse, after thinking a minute or two.

'They couldn't have done that, you know,' Alice gently remarked; 'they'd have been ill,'

'So they were,' said the Dormouse; 'VERY ill.'

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland