re: Rational nursery tales

From: Michael Wiik (
Date: Thu Jan 20 2000 - 09:07:30 MST

> The common story of "The three little piggies" - building houses of
> straw, wood, and brick respectively - fails to realistically model
> rational planning.
> (A): The first two piggies survive in the third piggy's house, thus
> deriving the same benefit for less cost by mooching, clearly the wrong
> lesson to teach our young children. The first two piggies should be eaten.

I believe in the original story the first two little piggies were eaten.


Michael Wiik
Messagenet Communications Research
Washington DC Area Internet and WWW Consultants

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