- The Effect of Batting Order
- This essay was originally posted to the USENET group rec.sport.baseball.analysis,
recovered using DejaNews, and then reformatted for HTML.
It's and attempt to answer the classic baseball question of how important batting
order in scoring runs. To do this, I wrote a short BASIC program to simulate baseball
games using some simple stats, and then let it play literally thousands of seasons
with a team using one lineup playing against a team using another.
- Mass Craft Production
- This essay is an exploration of what I think is potentially the biggest change in
our economy since the industrial revoulution- the application of computers to
manufacturing. More than simply increasing productivity, I think that it will cause
a fundamental change in the way that goods are designed and made.
- Ode to Boredom
- This is a poem I started late one night in the lab while doing a distillation.
After about 7 hours I was both bored and tired enough to start getting silly, so I
started this poem to relieve my boredom. I finished it later, but I home it conveys
my feelings for 10 hour distillations.