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Friday, June 26, 2009

Identical random meetings

A co-worker wrote me:

"Fyi I removed all ild meetings from my calendar."

ild is the acronym for a company project. But I first read this as "iid meetings", which gave me a laugh. In statistics, the term "iid" refers to "independent and identically distributed" random variables.

The notion of "independent and identically distributed random meetings" sounds pretty much like life in a corporation.

More on iid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_and_identically-distributed_random_variables