Nov 8, 2012 @ 12:04:00 am
Statistician and author Nate Silver proved his aptitude for political forecasting again on Tuesday after correctly predicting how all state races would turn out in the presidential election. Silver was off the mark by a mere 19 electoral college votes (only pundit Josh Putnam was closer). As Rachel Maddow quipped on MSNBC, "You know who won the election tonight? Nate Silver." Silver’s book, which Chris Wilson reviewed in our last issue, has spent the past month in the Amazon Top 100 rankings, but in light of the election, it’s climbing the ranks. It’s currently the top book in Amazon’s “Mathematics,” “Popular Economics,” and “Social Sciences” categories, and number-three in books sales overall.
Will dictionaries soon go the way of the telephone book? Following the lead of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the editors
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