IF YOU'D PUT THAT MUCH EFFORT INTO PREPARATION. Number 2 Pencil discovers a student who installed a keystroke monitor on a teacher's computer in order to obtain advance copies of examinations for sale.

The problem with corner-cutters who think they are so clever is that they cannot keep their cleverness secret, which is how that miscreant got caught. (There is an incentive problem as well: wouldn't the dominant strategy be to keep the secret secret, so as to submit stronger answers than those of others not in on the hack?)

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