In the Bus Bag
Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri
Tag Archives: Cal Tech
You arrive at the bus stop to catch the ride to work, but the bus isn’t there. Your destination isn’t very far, so you think, Hmm, maybe I should just walk. But then you might find yourself halfway between stops when the bus whips past, which would be deeply annoying. What to do? Should you walk or should you wait?
Apparently, a few bus nerds from Harvard and Cal Tech were determined to find an answer to this question.
[They] drew up the problem as a classic game-theory dilemma, …