Links August 2013

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Mark Cuban wrote an interesting article titled “What Business is Wall Street In” about the failure of Wall Street to fulfill it’s stated purpose of providing capital for businesses [1]. His proposed solution is extreme, but so is the problem.

PopSci has an interesting article by Peter Nonacs about allowing students to collaborate (which is often known as “cheating”) in an exam on a Game Theory exam [2]. So the Game Theory exam became a practical exercise. It’s more interesting than I can describe in a paragraph.

Salon has an interesting article suggesting that mealtime routines and rituals improve flavor [3]. I wonder whether that applies to other things. Does the “ritual” of compiling software make one enjoy it more? Would the food at a Linux conference taste better if we sang the “Free Software Song” first?