November 10, 2012 is approaching. Tomorrow, in fact.
So? (No, it’s not my birthday.)
In Canada, tomorrow’s date is written 10/11/12.
That’s too good a coincidence to ignore.
Therefore, with no authority to do so whatsoever, I hereby proclaim November 10, 2012 Numeracy Day in Canada.
Behold the power of numbers.
Behold the power of bad statistics to lead us astray. Behold the awesome grip upon us created by throwing around numbers, even when those numbers are cut from whole cloth and do not add up.
Behold the power of metrics. He or she who can wave metrics around truly . . . [more]