Who do you know?
- Its now what you know but who you know they say well, who do you know?
My wife was watching a TV programme called Human Footprint the other day,
which had all kinds of information about what we consume and produce from the
cradle to the grave. For example, if all the farts the average person
produces over a lifetime were collected and set alight, they would produce a
35000 litre fireball.
One of the more interesting statistics was that the average person knows 1750
people in their lifetime that is, people they can remember within 2 years
of having met them.
I thought it might be interesting to try to list the ones that Ive known:
where I know them from, how I met them, and what I can remember about them.
Family, friends, teachers, work colleagues, acquaintances, people one meets
on courses and conferences, and so on.
So far Ive managed to list 144, and the target of 1750 seems a long way off.
I wonder how they arrived at that figure. But its been quite fun. Many of
the people Ive listed I havent seen for years, and Ive no idea what
happened to them. Some people one can find out more about by a Web search
and, interestingly enough, Google is not necessarily the best search engine
for this purpose. For some people Google produced page after page of
irrelevant results, while Altavista popped up information about the person I
was looking for at the top of the list.
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