August 20, 2009 at 11:35 AM by Dr. Drang
As far as I know, there are no scientific yet colorful terms for very small amounts of time. If you run the BSD version of
units that comes with OS X, you’ll find that for volume we have the drop, which is three-hundredths of a milliliter, and for weight we have the grain, which is one-seven-thousandth of a pound. But there seems to be nothing like that for time, so I have no way to both poetically and precisely describe the brevity of my moment of fame on this week’s MacBreak Weekly.
Merlin Mann returned to the show and provided the Audible Pick of the Week, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, by Natalie Goldberg. In the followup discussion, he and Andy Ihnatko were talking about how they write and their tricks to avoid the paralysis of wanting every word to be perfect. During a stream of consciousness that would do Joyce proud, Merlin pops out with this:
Yes, I am the “guy at leancrew,” a phrase that must be completely incomprehensible to every MacBreak listener other than me. That’s Leo Laporte chiming as Merlin says “MultiMarkdown,” making Fletcher Penney’s reference even more obscure than mine.