UPDATE: The author of the original Times article posted some follow-up on the Bits Blog.
Also, this is old, but I just saw it yesterday. Back in October Ian Ayres, the author of Supercrunchers, was guestblogging on the Freakonomics blog. In this post (which otherwise contains some very interesting material) he was discussing free software for number crunching and made an ignorant remark about my favorite program, R. Numerous indignant commenters appeared to set him straight.
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