by PhilipJ on 10 December 2006
Vindication for every physics TA or professor who has given a student a hard time about units during a calculation. An American travelling in Canada was quoted a rate of 0.002 cents/kilobyte from Verizon. He ended up getting charged 0.002 dollars/kilobyte, or 100 times the original rate. Hilarity ensues on a telephone call with a couple of Verizon managers who can’t seem to appreciate a difference between 0.002 cents and 0.002 dollars.
My favourite part: at the 21 minute mark, the representative claims, “I’m not a mathematician!”