Posted by Charlie S (126.96.36.199) on April 19, 2001 at 03:11:06:
These are some really interesting statistics.
If 99.9% is good enough then...
Two million documents will be lost by the IRS this year.
811,000 faulty rolls of 35mm film will be loaded this year.
22,000 checks will be deducted from the wrong bank accounts in the next 60
1,314 phone calls will be misplaced by telecommunication services every
12 babies will be given to the wrong parents each day.
268,500 defective tires will be shipped this year.
14,208 defective personal computers will be shipped this year.
103,260 income tax returns will processed incorrectly this year.
2,488,200 books will be shipped in the next 12 months with the wrong cover.
5,517,200 cases of soft drinks produced in the next 12 months will be
flatter than a bad tire.
2 planes landing at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago will be unsafe.
3,056 copies of tomorrow's Wall Street Journal will be missing one of the 3
18, 322 pieces of mail will be mishandled in the next hour.
291 pacemaker operations will be performed incorrectly this year.
880,000 credit cards in circulation will turn out to have incorrect
cardholder information on their magnetic strips.
55 malfunctioning automatic teller machines will be installed in the next 12
(Insight, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Communications Division)
Charlie S :^)
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