a thoughtful web.
Good ideas and conversation. No ads, no tracking.   Login or Take a Tour!
comment by am_Unition
am_Unition  ·  726 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: US Job Openings Rise: A story in three acts

I guess that between (e.g.) "5,000,000" being too gaudy and the public's near-total aversion to scientific notation, we wound up with y-axis oddities such as "5,000 thousand", where the "thousand" is only implied?

Things are in such flux right now that our measurement timescales aren't capturing what's going on.





kleinbl00  ·  726 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This is Daily Shot, a subscription service that I used to get through the WSJ. I now pay $100 a year for 150pp of graphs every goddamn morning.

The sorts of people who pay $100 a year for 150pp of graphs every goddamn morning do everything per thousand.

Because everything they buy is per hundred and even they think that 50,000 (00) is retarded.

am_Unition  ·  726 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    150pp of graphs every goddamn morning

And here I am, thinking I was the masochist.

kleinbl00  ·  726 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You kinda gotta let it wash over you like a waterfall.

And sometimes you drown.

ButterflyEffect  ·  726 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You’re right that there’s a public aversion to it. But business speak isn’t very conducive to scientific notation either, you speak to the base unit you typically produce/measure in as that’s what’s more “meaningful”.

Source: kleinbl00 but also literally me, who uses the “MM” abbreviation on axis more often than I would care to admit.