Happy binary day

Today is, of course, New Year’s. But it’s also a Binary Day – 1/1/10. It’s the first such day since 11/11/01. Don’t worry if you missed, it, though: we have 1/10/10 and 1/11/10 coming up soon.

Binary Days are celebrated by exercising two-valued logic, seeing the world in terms of yes-or-no rather than more-or-less.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

6 thoughts on “Happy binary day”

  1. As the well-known saying goes: There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don't.

  2. Yesterday was the last day this year Americans and most of the rest of the world will agree on the value of one of these days, as Jan 10 is regarded only 11/13 as highly by them as by us. Obviously we are entirely correct, and they are completely wrong, about this, like so many things…

  3. Let's just hope that the most recent Republican vice presidential candidate doesn't drone on today, because then it would be a palindrone day as well. Sorry.

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