17 September 2008

The happy bigamist

As a hopeless bigamist with equal love for mathematics in general (statistics in particular) and the arts in general (photography in particular), I enthusiastically adopt Unreal Nature's slogan "The fourth quadrant is our home!"

I say this not only (as Unreal Nature does) for those in the arts, but also for those who love statistics for its own sake as intellectual adventure. Those who use her as a black box pilot had better take more care, walk only on thick ice, follow the advice of Nassim Taleb, and avoid the fates of FannyFay, DannyMac, et al ... but if you're in it for the gut level joy of the thing, then the fourth quadrant is the place to be.

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