Ab-normal Distribution

The Universe of Discourse : The Lake Wobegon Distribution is a tight little explanation using baseball that also maps well into the way i think of most of the blather about power laws and related seeming web 2.0 statistic, which is that if you really analyze what is going, you find out that really it isn’t quite what you think. My critique of the power law people is to generally say, if you arrive at a power law, you are likely asking the wrong questions and that if you asked the same question in a different population, you’d likely find the same thing which would in the end, show your power law as insignificant. This article makes a different argument about how most people think normal curves are normal, but it shows pretty clearly that most places we’d expect a normal curve we find abnormal variation especially outside of the center bell.