I generally appreciate posts that help me understand game theory. I appreciate this post as well as it’s followup for putting clearly explaining a bunch of building-blocks that, even if a bit “spherical cow” simplistic, help give my real-world coordination some gears.
But I think this particular post was useful because of it’s surprisingness – many game-theory posts sort of roughly reinforce what I already knew. You can win at coordination through punishment, or cooperating with allies, etc. The Pavlov algorithm was something I couldn’t pattern-match as easily to a known social strategy. It felt a bit alien, and I think this gave me a bit of “original seeing” that I’ve found subjectively helpful.
I’m not sure this has actually born fruit yet – I don’t think I’ve yet really made decisions differently because of this. But, it feels like an important piece of the overall puzzle of coordination.