Sneak was not surprised to read that an experimental computer model of the London Stock Market, in which highly-paid market traders were represented by brainless, randomly-acting zombies of zero intelligence, succeeded in creating a simulation of strikingly high fidelity when compared to the real thing. Sneak would like to suggest that the boffins involved - chaos theory pioneer J Doyne Farmer and colleagues at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico – now turn their attention to proving that the actions of other top earners are also indistinguishable from the random ravings of rabid baboons. They could start with, say, the chief executives of large IT vendors, their top marketing and PR bods and of course their tech support chiefs. Just steer clear of simulating underpaid IT columnists, is all Sneak asks.
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