Wednesday, December 20, 2006

just my $0.00002

I originally found this on Marci's blog. I think I shall repost for the good of humanity. Apparently, the good folks at Verizon think that $0.002 = 0.002 cents. Sadly, this is not the case. However, when people try to inform them of this, they throw up their hands and claim not to be mathematicians.

Original audio - about 23 minutes long, excruciatingly funny/painful/sad example of the state of education in this nation.

Verizonmath - blog chronicling one dude's quest for a refund.

KellyHawk - humorous definition of verizonmath the noun.

It's sad how reliant we are on computers/calculators. It's one thing to use them to make your life easier, but when you can't do simple decimal math with a pencil and a piece of paper, it's a bit scary.

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