Sunday, August 23, 2009

Anecdotal Evidence

I lost my iPhone in the back of a cab a few weeks ago, I was very disappointed in myself.

Then my thoughts turned to the populace in New York. What percentage of people would find an iPhone and return it?

50/50 maybe? 60/40 or 40/60?

The girl who found my phone gave it back to me two days later.

My anecdotal evidence suggests that you have a good chance of finding people in New York that are altruistic. Nice feeling.

(Btw a few weeks beforehand I returned a wallet to a girl who left it on the subway, so maybe karma had a hand in my phone finding its way back to me also)

Saturday, August 22, 2009