October 16, 2008

Economical Numbers

"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, physicist, Nobel laureate (1918-1988)

Posted by jackhodgson at October 16, 2008 10:55 AM