Derek Abbott & the Monica Lewinsky bet

I was poking around in cyberspace looking for information on a quantum version of the Monty Hall problem and discovered that one version was co-authored by quantum game expert Derek Abbott.  I additionally discovered that, back in 1999, Cosma Shalizi of Three-Toed Sloth fame bet Abbott that he couldn’t get the name “Monica Lewinsky” published in a serious article.  Shalizi lost the bet (and thus owed Abbott a beer) when Abbott managed to insert the name into a paper published in the journal Chaos in 2001.  Sadly, though many of Abbott’s great papers on quantum games are on the arXiv (including the one on the Monty Hall problem), the paper mentioning Monica Lewinsky is not.  Oh Monica, Monica, wherefore art thou Monica?


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