Is My Interest in Data Obsessive?

Posted to Miscellaneous  |  Nathan Yau

I just saw Stranger than Fiction. The main character, Harold Crick, spends much of his life counting. He counts the number of steps it takes for him to walk from his home to the bus stop; he brushes his teeth 76 times every morning; he takes a 45.7-minute lunch break and a 4.3-minute coffee break.

So much counting and tracking. Sounds kind of familiar. Maybe a little too familiar? Nah.

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