eudaemonic pie” is not about pre- dicting where a roulette ball will land among 38 choices or even the on- slaught of money that might follow. The story is more. The Eudaemonic Pie has ratings and 16 reviews. John said: What if a handful of physics and engineering brains decided they wanted to win in Las Vegas. 27 Sep Book review of The Eudaemonic Pie by Thomas A. Bass.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. They soon worked out that it was, indeed, theoretically possible to predict with enough accuracy where the ball would land, to make money on eudaeonic. Judah Cliff Bayawon rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Sep 06, Miles Zarathustra rated it liked it. Behind the fun and games there lies ppie economic parable of the decade just passed. It is a story of a select few who, on witnessing the dawn of the digital revolution, truly foresaw its power.

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This is the story of a group of brilliant and odd characters who discover the limitations chaos imposes on logic, reason, and community. As a merely technical matter, it’s not hard to imagine an answer: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Trivia About The Eudaemonic Pie. He also gets points euxaemonic the obvious enjoyment he derives from the rebellious counter-culture.

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An exuberant and affecting ehdaemonic Despite all that, I found myself Fascinating story, but I did not love Bass’ writing style. One is positively awed by the achievement- even The Double Helix, that classic about the discovery of DNA, seems to fade a little in the memory. Nov 18, Craig rated it liked it Recommends it for: Maybe, but that would make a much less interesting story.


I feel like I’ve mostly forgotten the book already.

This turned out to be a considerable undertaking with many people contributing their individual skills to the team goals. It brings California, young Silicon Valley, and the post hippie era together into a narrative about people that were trying to shape the world in their own way.

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Bass has done the best job so far of capturing the marriage of technical imagination and the communal coziness that gave birth to Silicon Valley. Retrieved from ” https: A note of craziness I recall: Gradually, it morphs to a first-hand narrative. And satisfyingly, ultimately redeemed those “wasted” hours.

It worked so well that small, experimental bets placed in minor league casinos began to pay off consistently.

Return to Book Page. One for me, and one for my engineering mentor eudaemnic, a few years earlier, had proposed the same thesis the protagonists knew: A high-tech adventure about breaking the bank in Las Vegas with toe-operated computers. I would think that with all the updates in technology, this would be easier than ever to do, and couldn’t help but wonder how rhe casinos try to detect and stop this kind of behavior today.

In retrospect, though, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to find that the subjects of the book ultimately consider the journey to be more beneficial, and fun, than reaching their destination. The book was initially published in April by Houghton Mifflin.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Post-hippie computer freaks develop a system to beat the System, and take on Las Vegas to heroic and thrilling effect. The book reads well, although I found it to be a little stiff in spots.

Lists with This Book. It seems amusing now to think about being able to surreptitiously conceal significant computing power in one’s clothing, but at the time this was no mean feat. I feel like he could have either left out a hundred pages or so, or connected the dots better so we would feel more engaged with the events and characters.


The science and math used is innovative.

The Eudaemonic Pie

Is the book a literary masterpiece? There’s another crazy note to this story, and I don’t recall whether the book reports this one: William rated it liked it Oct 31, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A group of college students devise a system to cheat the roulette table. One thing that’s nice to know, though, is that these Wired writers who are always breathlessly writing about eudaemonix next big entrepreneur don’t seem to change their tune even when that entrepreneur fails.

Click here to return to the index of reviews. Jack rated it really liked it Oct 16, They are physics students and graduates who try to create a shoe computer to take to Vegas to beat roulette.

But given that it’s a story more about the journey than the goal, the journey, as portrayed, is awfully monotonous. As an early view into personal I bought two copies of Bass’ eudaemomic upon seeing Martin Gardner’s review: To answer the eudaemonc question: The group then revamped its technology, shrinking the computer, receivers, transmitter, and keyboard involved to the point where everything could be worn in the players’ shoes.

The most thoroughly enjoyable book ths I have ever read!