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Comment on Big numbers and the human mind

nagash Sun, May 30, 2010
while reading this post, I couldn't keep this quote out of my mind...

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
US educator & physicist (1918 - 1988)