October 30th, 2002:

Misusing Statistics

Paul Ford gives his answer to the question “How do you know she’s the one?” in Looking at the Numbers: “I’d rather make you clothes out of time than play the odds. If I met you in orbit we could touch fingertips, and dive into the atmosphere as meteors. It would be over like that. Instead we’re on earth unrolling bolts of cloth made from time, using trust for thread – trust slowly coming off the spindle, thin, easy to snap, sometimes so tight you can pluck it like a guitar string, running our needles through the cloth, using trust to hold time together.” [via diveintomark]