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"How to Count," by Brian Hayes. American Scientist, March-April 2001.

Brian Hayes looks at counting and the various ways that it can go wrong.Although counting is a skill introduced early in education, the lastpresidential election is an example showing that counting is a non-trivialskill. Hayes uses graphs and matrices to explain different types of errorsassociated with counting and efforts to reduce those errors.

--- Michael Breen