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One Story of Life as Told Through Queues

Love this little example of the human condition from John Kellden via Ilya Grigorik. This happens so often to me shopping at Costco or making lane changes on the highway or picking stocks. Sometimes it's just never the right line and trying to make it better only makes it worse. Stick and stay. Buy and hold. Live to queue another day.

Reader Comments (2)

Wow, this takes me back to the late 80s when I was a computer science major and working with transaction-modelling programming languages. We modeled cars at an intersection, played with the green-light/red-light ratios in an attempt to improve the closed system (intersection) performance.

I can't for the life of me remember the name of the coding language we used...it was a long time ago! :)

December 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Williams

@Joel Williams Clearly it was JPI TopSpeed Modula-2 :D (it had a demo app involving just that!)

December 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRuben Bartelink

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