Thursday, 9 October 2008

What's the Time Mr Wolf (At the Door)?

The Telegraph reports that this clock has run out of digits,
"..when the total crept over 10 trillion on September 30, owners of the clock realised they had reached a watershed moment - they needed another digit, a fourteenth.

As a temporary measure, the dollar sign at the beginning of the total has been changed to a "1" so the digital billboard can reflect the amount of money the federal government currently owes - some 10.2 trillion dollars, or 10,228,388,628,932
. "

Deliciously, the clock was installed in 1989 - the year of the unipolar world dominated by the American hegemon began.

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