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Previous entry: Why the bias to the left in academia?
Tuesday February 19 2008

If you have good answers to that question, please comment on this Samizdata piece.  Or, if you would prefer somewhere more private, comment here.

UPDATE:  Wow, they’re coming thick (if you’ll pardon the rather inappropriate adjective) and fast.  My favourite so far is this one, from no less a personage than the man from Devil’s Kitchen:

The first is trigonometry. I have designed a number of triangle-based leaflets and flyers and, unfortunately, DTP programmes are not good at dealing with anything that’s not rectangular. So, trigonometry has to be employed.

The second is quadratic equations. I used these when I was producing amateur theatre shows, with multiple ticket prices and audience distributions (yes, there are probably better ways to do this than with quadratics, but quadratic equations were what I remembered).

I would used the results to calculate budgets and ticket prices. I have produced 40 productions (including 12 in the Edinburgh Fringe) and never lost money, so that has been very useful.

I had no idea he produced Edinburgh Festival shows.  Blog and learn, my hearties, blog and learn.