Category Archives: Technical writing

An average too much

A colleague of mine, Luigi Laura, reports a recent example of statistical ignorance. In the flurry of newspaper articles about the VW scandal, one of those, published on an Italian newspaper (and a very important one, poor us...), reported the statistics … Continue reading

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Down with compulsive code writers

In my classes I often refer to people who are faster at writing code than thinking as compulsive code writers. Therefore, I strongly agree with the opinions expressed in this article by Jeff Atwood appeared on the New York Daily News. Getting … Continue reading

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Fake papers and real conferences

A couple of weeks ago I was refereeing some papers for a conference. Amidst the bunch of  regular papers (some very good, some good, some borderline, and some to be rejected), there were two that left me puzzled. They were … Continue reading

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