Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 15:40:46 -0400
Reply-To: Mike Rhoads <RHOADSM1@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Mike Rhoads <RHOADSM1@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: OT: for Statisticians
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On a somewhat similar note, yesterday the Washington Post Style section ran an article on the Joint Statistical Meetings being held in Washington this year ("The geek-chic beacon of hope for a nation of thoroughly confused individuals.").
"Signs you are at a statistics conference:
2) At a job-fair booth, someone has categorized the candy by shape, color and chocolate/non-chocolate."
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Mike Zdeb
Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2009 1:27 PM
Subject: OT: for Statisticians
hi ... neat article, "For Today's Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics"
includes statisticians morphing from "dronish number nerds" to "cool" to "sexy" ... please, please, no more paparazzi, I have job to do
"... changing the image of the profession as a place for dronish number nerds. They are finding themselves increasingly in demand - and even cool. ' I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians,' said Hal Varian, chief economist at Google. 'And I'm not kidding.' ..."
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