Monday, November 01, 2004

There's A Reason Rules

Wow. So I've always thought the analysis on was clear and thorough. Turns out it's run by one of my heroes. No wonder. Prof. Andrew Tannenbaum is well known to those of us computer geeks as the author of some of the best text books on operating systems and networking. His writing style is always clear and concise, eschewing the usual obscure jargon lots of would be compsci gurus employ. Instead, he cuts through to the essential notions in clear unfettered language. He's always kept one hand in the interesting and theoretical, and the other in the practical. What a pleasure to discover that those same impulses evident in the electoral vote analysis were present because it was him.