The digital revolution has made casualties of the numerals 2 through 9. These ancient symbols, which trace their lineage to the earliest Sanskrit writings, are now considered spare parts – unwieldy, unnecessary, and, most damning of all, majorly untrendy.
Today, the numerals 1 and 0 do all the heavy lifting. This pair of powerful icons singlehandedly represent and convey our music, photographs, movies, television, radio, news, phone conversations, money, correspondence, books, and even our titillation (if we so choose).
So to take advantage of the benefits of this efficient numeral system, I’ve decided to “digitize” more aspects of my life. And I’ve started with my age. After all, who wants an antiquated analog chronology when sleek, chic bit stream is the rage?
Certainly not I!
Therefore, let it be known throughout the blogosphere that on March 25, 2010, I will have achieved a significant binary milestone. I will be exactly 1,000,000 years old.
To honor the occasion, I’ve updated an appropriate Beatle lyric:
Doing the garden, digging the weeds,
Do you want a flower?
Will you still need me
Will you still feed me
When I’m two to the sixth power?
(Or in keeping with binary integrity: “When I’m 10 to the 110th power.”)