Been away

[From Bill Powers (990101.1534 MST) --

As Rick surmised, I've been away for about a week visiting children and
grandchildren over the holidays. The conversations on the net are doing
just fine without me -- it's a bit like Tom Sawyer watching his own funeral
ceremonies, at least from the standpoint of finding out how essential one's
presence is (not very).

I'll be responding to some of the 60-odd posts, but most of my time will be
spent on working with Richard Kennaway to get the mathematics of the Little
Man model cleaned up. Richard, I'll be working on that in the next four or
five days.

Happy New Year and
Best to All,

Bill P.