Since 2010

The Stephensons

I don’t know anything about sport, but I do know quite a bit about trying to deal with dates and times programatically. This video features the Stephensons - a wife and husband team who single-handedly created the major league baseball schedule for 25 years.

In the opening section they talk about the impossible requirements. It’s a beautiful reminder that computers aren’t always the answer, and even when they can do the impossible, you don’t end up with a human story.