Breaking News: Taxpayers cough up one billion seven hundred million dollars for every 9/11 Terrorist killed in Afghanistan.
$1,700,000,000.00 is a big, bad number.
Green Commercial: ‘If you use our water faucet filter, you can save three hundred plastic water bottles from a landfill.’ The USA dumps enough each year to circle the globe sixteen times!
16 x 131,479,713.54 ft is a big, bad number.
Personal Milestone: I recently reached two billion four hundred fifty nine million five hundred ninety two thousand seconds of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
2,459,592,000 is a big number. Is it also bad?
A storm of big number metrics swirl around us. All the big, bad numbers suggest our society is battered and broken. The times they are a changing! An accelerating Digital Revolution demands alterations in daily life.
In 18th Century England, the Industrial Revolution shattered centuries old patterns of life. Citizens were confused. As their communities broke apart, all the bad ‘what ifs’ frightened them.
They found a way to face their future.
Jack be nimble,
Jack be quick,
Jack jump over
If you jumped over a lighted candle without snuffing out the flame, they believed good fortune would be yours.
It’s a big, wide, quicker new world that we live in!
I jumped over my 78th birthday candle. It may flicker a bit, but the flame still burns. That makes 2,459,592,000 ticks on the clock a good big number.