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Ex Ante / Ex Post Conflicts

M. You live in a society where lovers choose whom to marry based on romance. So you don’t want to give up your right to choose a partner (or no partner at all). But if you actually lived under rules of … Continue reading

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I feel like a critical dramatic tool has been lost with the death of the magnetic-tape answering machine. A scene like this could never be written these days. (Not to mention scenes where one character can’t find the other, now … Continue reading

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Human psychology is such that we all like to imagine ourselves at the center of a dramatically coherent and meaningful story, whether we work in a Dilbert-style cubicle zoo or commute to weekly Executive Committee meetings on the company G550. … Continue reading

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Drama in ƒ: ℤ₂ ⨯ ℤ₂ → {0,1}

I don’t find numbers particularly interesting, in and of themselves. Mathematics’ folklore suggests that, even if you’re misled into thinking that, for example, 1729 is an uninteresting number, you may be wrong. Whatever. I’m just not a numbers person. But you … Continue reading

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