If 99.9% is Good Enough
You often hear people say that they have a "99.9% success
rate". Well, if that is acceptable then:
* 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
* 114,500 mismatched pairs of shoes will be shipped/year.
* 18,322 pieces of mail will be mishandled/hour.
* 2,000,000 documents will be lost by the IRS this year.
* 2.5 million books will be shipped with the wrong covers.
* Two planes landed at Chicago's O'Hare airport will be
unsafe every day.
* 315 entries in Webster's Dictionary will be misspelled.
* 20,000 incorrect drug prescriptions will be written this
* 880,000 credit cards in circulation will turn out to have
incorrect cardholder information on their magnetic strips.
* 103,260 income tax returns will be processed incorrectly
during the year.
* 5.5 million cases of soft drinks produced will be flat.
* 291 pacemaker operations will be performed incorrectly.
* 3056 copies of tomorrow's Wall Street Journal will be
missing one of the three sections
* A typical day would be 24 hours long (give or take 86.4