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Friday, October 04, 2002
 
Ballots and Bullets -- Re: the New Jersey ballot doings, what does it say about Republican confidence in our military and its logistical operations if the GOP thinks it unconstitutionally impossible to print paper ballots, deliver them to servicemen, and bring 'em home (the ballots) in time to be counted on Election Day?

Wednesday, October 02, 2002
 
Learn with me, folks -- With all that's going on, you'd think hublog would have something more important to 'blog about (and maybe it will), but for now there's a big bee in a little bonnet. On today's episode of Instapundit, the revered Professor Reynolds discusses the latest Flash effort by the House Democratic Caucus and, damning by faint praise, basically says it's pretty good considering the steep learning curve for Flash.


Hold on there, Buster! A steep learning curve reflects an easy topic or a quick study. Hublog will grant you that it's counterintuitive, as steep seems to imply difficult. But, the x-axis of the curve is time and the y-axis is knowledge/skill acquisition. A steep learning curve means that it is easy to get up-to-speed quickly. A shallow learning curve indicates that it takes time to become a master.


Update: Professor Reynolds corresponds, "No, no, no. The guy at Gephardt's office was *displaying* a steep learning curve, i.e, learning quickly." Okay, fair enough. We'll leave the post up anyway because enough people misuse the term and misunderstand the concept.