Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday March 9, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:24 PM
First and Last Things

Next Sunday’s New York Times Book Review arrived in today’s mail. On the inside of the first page is a full-page ad for a course of 24 lectures on DVD’s called “Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond.” On the inside of the last page is “Our Steiner Problem– and Mine,” a full-page essay by Lee Siegel on polymath George Steiner.

Related material:

Happy birthday to the late Bobby Fischer.

“For God’s sake, let us sit upon the ground
 And tell sad stories of the death of kings”
Richard II, Act III, Scene ii 
Portrayal of John Nash sitting upon the ground
Russell Crowe as game theorist
John Nash in “A Beautiful Mind”

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