## Taking a CHANCE: An Interview with William F. Eddy and Stephen E. Fienberg

**Editor’s note**: This interview originally appeared in *CHANCE* Volume 20, Issue 4.

**HW: **So where did the idea for *CHANCE* come from?

**SEF**: In the early 1980s, I was an editor for the Springer Series in Statistics, and our in-house editor was a wonderful mathematician, Walter Kaufmann-Buhler, who managed almost all of mathematics and other areas for Springer. Walter was very excited about a magazine called the *Mathematical Intelligencer*, which Springer published out of Germany at the time. He asked if there would be a market for something similar in statistics. My initial reaction was that the *Intelligencer* was too mathematical and could only be read by mathematicians. What statistics needed was a publication about statistics that could be read by statisticians and others.