Once a day, we receive an email listing the latest classified ads posted by students, faculty, and staff. In between grading final exams for my game theory class, I notice this ad:
When I give exams, I ask students to write their names on the back of the exam only. I prefer not to know whose exam I am grading. I guarantee that this policy benefited the student in question.
As for “never use,” I assume that this reflects poor grammar rather than an indictment of Dixit & Skeath.
Two weeks ago, Scientific American honored Game Theory .net with one of its 50 Sci-Tech Web Awards. Since most of the winning web sites are run by large institutions, and Game Theory .net is run by, well, me, I was quite thrilled.
Apparently, so were the busy media bees at my institution who quickly generated a press release announcing what Scientific American already announced:
said Professor Shor: ‘… It’s a great honor to be recognized by one of the most respected names in science journalism.’
The slightly amusing part of this is that I never spoke about the award with the author of the release. Anyone who knows me even slightly would have a hard time imagining me saying quite those words. If any member of the media is looking for the correct quote, it was “That’s SO Cool!”
On a side note, the coolest (I mean, “most respected”) part of Scientific American was the Mathematical Recreations column which they killed in 2001. I haven’t subscribed since.