The Message of Christmas, the Geek Version

This is the season where we all get inundated with all the different versions of Christmas. It's hard to avoid feeling jaded and cynical about it all. Years ago I ran into a book called The Evolution of Cooperation by Robert Axelrod. It's a wonderful book. In a strong sense, it's the geek version of the message of Christmas. It's a very readable Game Theory book that contains a profound message of hope: cooperation is the optimal strategy, not conflict. Check it out at amazon, or better yet, support your local bookstore.
December 22, 2003