My day at the3six5

Late last fall, when Daniel Honigman and Len Kendall were running around online talking about the3six5, a sort of social media experiment where a different person would write a post each day of the year 2010, I was interested.

I claimed a day, choosing August 9, with the aim of taking a shot at the increasingly goofy excitement surrounding any and every date that happens to put a few consecutive numbers in a row.

As it turned out, our second kid turned two months old on the day, and as it turned out, we took him to the pediatrician on a routine visit.

If you’ve ever had a kid, you know that things like weight and length and head circumference become a really important set of measurements in your life for the first few months. Way more important than, say, an arbitrary date that happens to put a few consecutive numbers in a row.

So I had plenty of fodder for a short post (less than 365 words) about numbers.

It’s a quick read. You’ll like it better if you have kids, or if you know me.

Here’s a sample:

“Is this the right scale? We used a different scale last time. I’m sure we were in Room Three last time. This isn’t the right scale. Can we go to Room Three? We want to use the same scale.”

Enjoy.

2 Replies to “My day at the3six5”

  1. Hi Daniel — I’ll say this: I think the3six5 is becoming more interesting as more posts add up, and as a reader, you can zoom out a little bit, jump around in time, get an idea of what the authors have in common, see the everyday (and less everyday) bits and pieces of life that we can all identify with jump out off the page.

    I’ll be interested to see what kind of reading experience it makes at the end of the year. A book seems like a natural package, but at the same time, I’d love to see versions with photo navigation, swipe-to-turn pages in an iPad app, perhaps, probably even a run through something like Open Calais to add a little taxonomy to all that text.

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