Comments: Bill Gates Is a Smart Man

Maybe Mr. Gates is sincere, or maybe he just wants to sell more of his products to schools.

Posted by: Kevin Murphy at February 28, 2005 at 09:12 AM

Why yes, yes I can. Quite a few, actually.

Bell curve's are like so 1990's. We're into power laws now.

Bill Gates is the perfect example of a power law, along with Warren Buffet, George Soros and Wayne Huzeinga (sp?). Some people have all the money, and the vast majority have very little in relation.

Other ways to display power laws; Instapundit's traffic on the web in comparison to the billions of site with one or no links., and E-bay in relation to small business websites.

And of course, more saucy, the number of sexual partners Wilt Chamberlin had in comparison, to well, anyone. Or in general, those with hundreds of partners as opposed to the vast majority who have 7 on average.

It may be that bell curves measure potential, and power laws display results in a chaotic system.

Of course, I agree with your main point.

Posted by: Jim Durbin at February 28, 2005 at 02:46 PM

Human traits, JD, human traits.

Alright, I'll take the challenge. How about sex? As in Male vs. Female.

Posted by: J Bowen at March 2, 2005 at 02:48 PM

Well, you got me Mr. Bowen, although I think you know what I mean.

Posted by: charles austin at March 8, 2005 at 09:25 PM