[Balloon pops noisily] Missed again!

For instance, after thinking about the foundations of Statistics, David
became a Bayesian, long before
this was popular, and
in 1970 published a definitive introductory textbook
(*Basic Statstics*) based on his Berkeley course.

Another instance concerns Game Theory, which by the 1970s had become a rather
narrow discipline
studied in theoretical economics, but David started thinking
for himself from first principles and relating it to Statistics --
this led to another influential
1979 textbook *Theory of Games and Statistical Decisions*.

Finally I often repeat his advice to seminar speakers:
"Look, don't tell me everything. Just tell me **one or two**
interesting things".
Following this advice let me turn the podium over to the Blackwell family.