Journalists and numbers

Uber is now estimated to be worth $17million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Err, no. Just no.

Out by three orders of magnitude. Can’t even copy a source correctly.

2 thoughts on “Journalists and numbers”

  1. To a journalist “million” just means lots and lots. They might as well say gazillion or myriads, it’s all the same.

  2. Besides, I suspect most journalist understand “three orders of magnitude” to mean 3X’s.

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