May 28, 2007 spout writing

Sometimes I crack myself up

I forgot until the copy edit review process that I’d dropped this gem into a footnote:

On August 4th, 1997, the world’s oldest person so far, Jeanne Louise Calment, died at age 122, having taken up fencing at age 85 and out-lived the holder of her reverse-mortgage. Although I firmly believe that Ms. Calment is showing us the way to a richer, longer life, it’ll be a while yet before we need the full range supported by the Int32 class (2,147,483,647 years young).

This is what happens when you write into the wee hours of the morning… : )