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Economist Thomas J. Holmes studies the diffusion

posted by Jason Kottke   May 08, 2006

Economist Thomas J. Holmes studies the diffusion of Wal-Mart across the US (here’s a video showing the retailer’s spread). Here’s Holmes discussing how density considerations affect where Wal-Mart places their stores.

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College football and network theory meet at

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 13, 2005

College football and network theory meet at last. In a recent paper, a pair of researchers have devised a ranking system based on network theory (with teams that didn’t directly play each other, the theory determines who’s the better team based on games played versus a mutual foe) that is more accurate than the current polling system used to choose a college football national champion. (via cd)

Interview with Josh On, creator of They

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 19, 2005

Interview with Josh On, creator of They Rule. I hadn’t realized he was quite so socialist.

Why do you get stuck at O’Hare for hours?

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 28, 2005

Why do you get stuck at O’Hare for hours?. The major airlines’ hubs are too “hubby”; that is, to make all the connecting flights work, they overload the airports with takeoffs at peak times, making several flights a day chronically (and purposely) late.