Elie's Expositions

A bereaved father blogging for catharsis... and for distraction. Accordingly, you'll see a diverse set of topics and posts here, from the affecting to the analytical to the absurd. Something for everyone, but all, at the core, meeting a personal need.


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Saturday, November 12, 2005

The Blog-certainty Principle

According to site-meter, my blog just had hit number 4444. Not that this number is all that significant - other than, perhaps, the fact that I turn 44 next month. But what struck me is that anyone reading this will automatically see a different number. Their very act of accessing the blog will bump the counter one higher.

Is this an internet example of the Uncertainty Principle, which states that certain phenomena cannot be observed because the very act of observing impacts the results?

Now I'm all creeped out.

3 Comments:

At 11/13/05, 8:11 AM, Blogger Mirty said...

It's already up to 4457.

I have two junior physicists in my house, so I hear about things like the Uncertainty Principle all the time.

 
At 11/13/05, 7:54 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Not significant? Anything that's divisible by 11 is significant!

 
At 11/13/05, 11:06 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

Being married to a mathematical physicist these sorts of things come up all the time at my house too...
I've learned to block them out ;)

 

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