quarta-feira, 23 de agosto de 2006

Letters and numbers

I've never been that much into numbers.
My preferences have always been with letters – words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs, texts, articles, chapters, papers, essays, books… But the truth being no one can nowadays overlook figures, some statistical facts may turn one's head upside down. It's never easy to deal with numbers, even if one has a mathematician's brain…

For those who take life too seriously and are always quite concerned about figures, here's a blunt fact: «42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot»…
Curious, isn't it?

If you believe the following data belong in the other 57.3%, they may appear to you as a revelation of the worst kind. And so this may well be the statistical obscenity of the 21.st century -

About 10,000 individuals worldwide have got as much money as the remainder human species, in their whole, earns by means of their work…

This is a fair world indeed…

4 comentários:

Shadow disse...

Espero que não se zangue com esta minha 'invasão'. A pretensão, foi/é tão só a curiosidade.

Até outro instante :-)

Minge disse...

Now, if only communism actually worked!

RIC disse...

Por quem é... Seja bem-vinda! Um blog é isso mesmo: um espaço público. Sei o que é a curiosidade.
Volte sempre! :-)

RIC disse...

I would have written that myself, Minge, if only I didn't want to get too rough...