William of Occam was a Fourteenth century logician and Franciscan friar born in the English village of Ockham and, yes, somehow I’m going to get this back to snowboarding without claiming that he invented the first one. He’s the author of what’s become known as Occam’s Razor. It states, in its original form, “Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.” It’s been massaged and interpreted to mean that when you have multiple possible solutions to a problem, then, all things being equal, the simplest one is usually the correct one.
- If these kids hadn’t bought 29-dollar passes, would they’ve bought the199-dollar pass or a bunch of lift tickets?
- What would their parent’s behavior have been if the 29-dollar passesweren’t available?
- Did they spend more days on the mountain and, as a result, spend more money on things besides lift tickets then they would’ve otherwise?