1234567890

Yup, at 3:31 PST (my time), I will have to raise a glass (of coffee, still at work) and drink a toast to when Unix computer clocks will reach 1234567890–1.2 billion seconds elapsed from January 1, 1970, the official beginning of the Unix epoch. So, perhaps you too are counting down to the countdown.

I’m still not sure what to call this artificially significant time. Numerical sequence day/time? Number time? The poster of the original link was correct though. It is amusing that this is all significant because we have 10 fingers and 10 toes. An octopus would probably go octal, of course. Would we have already celebrated 11145401322?

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