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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Corporate Math...


Math teacher Patrick Honner recently took on a Prudential commercial to point out the "subtle ways" that corporate interests use 'mathematics to manipulate opinions' (...he ended up taking on some commenters as well):

 http://mrhonner.com/2013/05/28/how-old-is-the-oldest-person-you-know/ 

Of course we're awash in the business use of math/statistics to influence our behavior.

Anyway, it all reminded me ever-so-slightly of a comical clip I used here once before (...all in the name of comedy folks):



ADDENDUM: well, just discovered that the same Don McMillan has another clip even more pertinent to "marketing" statistics:

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