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Sunday, February 21, 2010

On turning 60

Thanks to all for the birthday wishes. One would think, in 60 years, I could list a lot of things that I now know for certain. But, as I think back on things that I knew for certain when I was 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 ... what I'm struck by is that "things I knew for certain" didn't turn out to be any more true than "things I barely had a clue about".
The statistician in me says that applying my standard weighting and projection factors I'll be about a million years old tomorrow (with a 3% margin of error).