"15 Minutes"

I’ve been thinking about the assertion that everybody has 15 minutes of Fame. I’m sure this isn’t true, but it’s actually quite hard to disprove. If you find a counter-example, then they automatically become famous for not being famous – a bit like a googlewhack. I wondered if you could get anywhere mathematically? We know the world has approximately 7 billion people – let’s assume that this is static for now. This means for you need 7,000,000,000 x 0.25 fame hours, or 1,750 million fame hours, or 199,772 fame years for everyone to be famous for 15 minutes. However, the […]

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