Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bayesian Probability on TV - A title only a nerd would love

I recently saw an ad for TGI Friday's 3 course meal where they stated there were 210 combinations for meals (5 appetizers, 14 entrées, 3 desserts, stated explicitly in the extended version) .

Does anyone care? Nope. They were just filling up time. It's just fun to see simple principles that are used in places like Google, Reddit, and Digg for delivering relevant content show up on a commercial aimed at crows not likely to otherwise see them.

Odd, I thought I went to college and took math classes to avoid asking people if they'd like fries with that.

1 comment:

John said...

According to my understanding, this would be combinatorics, not bayesian probability.