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.

The worst part about the accuracy of this quote is that Feynman died before I was born…and he was still right then.

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