January 27, 2005

Ah...All Hail Joel

The thing I really like about Joel's latest essay is that it really nails on the head one of my favorite pet peeves. That is, when people present statistics without context. He picks his favorite lame statistic and tears it apart, which is really good to see.

It's common enough that it's a cliche to complain about it (lies, damn lies, etc..) but anyhow. Good essay as usual for Joel.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

Wow, that is an excellent deconstruction of a statistical fallacy. Thanks; I haven't been keeping up with Joel's every post lately. --kevinb