05/07/2008 | 3:58 pm
Jessica‘s earlier posts can be found here, her own blog here, and her recent book here.
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Congratulations on being a full-fledged freakonomics blog author!
I have been a huge fan of your work. It bothers me that salesforce.com has ripped off your concept in an ad running in the latest issue of Forbes.
I don’t know how you protect intersecting circles, but if you can/have, you might want to look up a copy of the magazine.
If one takes a stroll along any college campus you will find that there are many people who wear sweatpants despite the fact they lack all three of those qualities.
You protect intersecting circle gags by being recognized as the absolute master of intersecting circle gags.
I think things are well in hand here.
RE GoingLikeSixty: I dont think she’s the first to make entertaining Venn diagrams. I remember seeing similar stuff many years ago.
These “intersecting circles” are called Venn diagrams. They were invented in 1881 by a logician named John Venn, and are used in mathematics to describe sets and the way they overlap. Indexed is funny not because Jessica has invented a new way of showing information, but because she has taken an old way of showing information and is using it in an original way.
JH + SD
Well sdfs, I suppose we might as well go inscribe that in the tree in the recess yard.
Jess and Dubner, sitting in a tree…
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