Three One Six

Something I noticed reviewing the previous post:

316 pages of Derrida’s Grammatology

Times six minutes a page equals:

1896 minutes to read Derrida.

Divided by sixty minutes per hour equals:

31.6 hours to read Derrida.

Divided by 24 hours per day equals:

1.316 days to read Derrida.

Is anyone else slightly creeped out by the preponderance of the numerical series 3-1-6 popping up in that series of calculations?  I’m not getting all Jim-Carrey-in-The-Number-23 or anything, just something that caught my eye. 

It might make the start of an interesting research project: what else can we associate with a common series of numbers?  Starting with the basic series, we might read this any number of ways:

3/16-March Sixteenth.  What has happened on this date historically or personally?

1896-The year, perhaps, as a strating point for research (like Rice’s temporal invention projects).

1/31/(0)6-January 31 2006.  As starting point.

I’m not proposing this as a great assignment, but I like how simple series of mathematical calculations revealed a) a small, and no doubt arbitrary, repetition of a three digit sequence; and b) how that might be useful as at least one way of developing an invention strategy.  Maybe a dumb one, but an invention strategy nonetheless.

Also, a meta tag here:

Please welcome Jessica Rivait’s new blog, Vita Activa, to the blogroll.  As Kim Lacey has recently said, Holla!


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