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Friday, December 10, 2004

The MegaPenny Project

A few years ago someone sent me a link to a website that allows you to manipulate a photograph of A Seattle Waterfront so you can see what it looked like from 1907-2002. This is really cool, but there was another link I thought was very interesting. The MegaPenny Project.
Have you ever wondered what a billion pennies would look like? This award-winning exercise in visualizing huge numbers might help. People regularly talk about millions of miles, billions of bytes, or trillions of dollars, yet it's still hard to grasp just how much a "billion" really is.

Signing Off. Until next time, I'll see ya on the Blog! drh.