The Shy Connector

Sacha Chua came to my attention years ago by her helpful posts in a Usenet newsgroup about Emacs. She travels around the world preaching socialness online. And she says she’s shy. So who better to tell us about how shy people can go out and connect to others? Read all about it here. (Via Shirley Wu on

My new web site

I have started a new site, a combination of a blog and extensive pages on economics and mechanism design. It is a nice companion to my book (A Toolbox for Economic Design, coauthored with Emina I. Cardamone, Karen A. Campbell, Scott Deacle and Lisa A. Delgado) but it should be of interest more generally. The site is woefully incomplete at this time, but I am adding to it daily, now that the fall semester is fast approaching.