But right now I'm reading Gaming the Vote and it's kick-ass so far... except, following a small anecdote about figure skating, and how the ranking of a 4th contestant permuted the top three, he writes:
You may think there must have been something funny about the formula used to combine the judges' rankings. Trust me--- there wasn't. If I explained the whole voting system, you would nod your head and say, That sounds fair.
Dude! I am geeky enough to have picked up your popular-science book on voting theory. Explain the damn system already! It can even be in an appendix, I'm not fussy! But don't tell me what I would think is fair.