Hmmm. With all of the current bandying about of “Billions” and “Trillions” in the news (at least over here in the USA – referring to dollars, and economic stimulus packages and so forth), every single day, “One Million” sounds decidedly underwhelming doesn’t it? Perhaps I should instead write [tex]10^6[/tex]. Does that help?
Why am I focusing on this number? Well, while I’ve been in hermit mode the last week (uh… yes, that’s where I was and I’ve got the beard to prove it – was resetting my head over Spring break – more later) the sitemeter counter continued ticking away and sometime today passed the One Millionth Visitor To Asymptotia mark! So we have a landmark of sorts. One worth noting. So…
I’d planned to note carefully that visitor’s data (you can tell roughly what part of the world they click in from; don’t worry – no more sensitive information that that really) and shower good things upon them, but… I was out shopping when it happened and since then more than 100 visitors have come and gone. Since the meter only keeps a record of the last 100 visitors, I missed my chance. So thank you, 1000000th visitor, although equal thanks go to the 999999 people who came before you. All of you, thanks for visiting, reading, coming back, and telling others about the blog. Do keep on coming and bring friends.
Maybe I’ll try to pay more attention the next time a million comes around… Or make a resolution to make a really big deal of the ten millionth, [tex]10^7[/tex]. Rest assured I will not hold my breath for quite that long though….