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Started by maurice clark, 10/09/2008 07:10AM
Posted 10/09/2008 07:10AM Opening Post
Hi all,

Just seen this little item on the ABC website.

"US debt clock runs out of digits"

They should not call big numbers "astronomical" any more. We cannot keep up with the economists! cwy Trouble is... "economical" does not have quite the same ring!!!!! 8O



* Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a day.
* Teach a man to use the internet and he won't bother you for weeks.
Posted 10/09/2008 10:35AM | Edited 10/09/2008 10:36AM #1
"There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers."
-- Richard Feynman, US educator & physicist (1918 - 1988)