Never one to ignore a challenge, I wrote "Computer Algorithm Solves Arranged Marriages via the Hall Theorem" for Decoded Science.
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The challenge was to attract a large number of comments, presumably without saying "Please, please, please make comments" in the actual article.

Perhaps the topic of "arranged marriage" is controversial enough for comments. I couldn't think of anything very controversial in my niches of mathematics and computing theory.

Publicity for Arranged Marriages

As always, my article is also mentioned in DeHaan Services ("Computers for Arranged Marriages") and in my Xanga blog ("Impersonally Arranged Marriages").

Writing Tip

I had actually noticed an article about this kind of computer program, but had not really considered writing about it from this angle until the contest was announced.

Today's writing tip is that one must notice much, but select and write pointedly for a topic.

This article uses "arranged marriage" to introduce and develop the broader mathematical topic of Hall's Theorem. Will people read it simply because they have preconceived notions about families planning their children's betrothals? Perhaps; but then they might also learn about math!

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