Fun with numbers

07/14/2003
Ever realize how much fun you can have with numbers? One might argue that they are merely written symbols that represent values assigned by humans with varying degrees of accuracy. Pretty dry. Pretty static.But because it's humans assigning the values, that is where the fun comes in. Humans can make numbers do amazing tricks in the service of larger goals. OGJ editors use them to better inform readers; Economics Editor Marilyn Radler, Statistics Editor Laura Bell, and Survey Editor Jeanne Stell spend a great deal of time compiling, calculating, and analyzing numbers. And OGJ's Online Research Center (www.ogjresearch.com) has more ways to slice and dice numbers than, well, than you...
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