The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't

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The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't

I found myself losing the signal for the noise. Fortunately, you will not be tested on whether you have properly grasped the signal, and even the noise makes for a good read.

"The Signal and the Noise" never quite reaches its potential or its author's. But there are moments when it sparkles — when Silver's intelligence, his knack for explaining complicated concepts to the layperson, come through, and we see again why he and his blog have had so much influence on the coverage of this election and 2008's.