I Have Been Doing This For… Centuries?

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I was wondering how many years it’s been since I last went through a day without blogging. So I sought the answer in arithmetic.

Math was never my strongest subject; but imagine my astonishment when the answer I came up with was… 210 years! I immediately suspected something might be wrong with my calculation.

All right, I made a mistake. The actual figure was seven years, according to WordPress.

A whopper of an error like that makes me wonder how many equally enormous errors are made in places, and by people, much more important than this. Like Congress, for instance. Do those errors ever get corrected? Or are they just handed down to the next generation of dunderheads as settled policy and wisdom?

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