On the way to work this morning, I saw a bus with an ad on the side that said "If you don't answer the Census, we don't know how many buses to buy." This disturbs me for several reasons:
- The Census is every 10 years. Presumably they need to adjust their bus purchases more often than this.
- Private industry doesn't have a Census, and they generally manage not to either provide large quantities of unused goods and services, or deny them to paying customers.
- They apparently didn't intend or expect anyone to apply even the rudimentary level of thought to notice my objection 1.
Facebook isn't Twitter, but Facebook does apparently have a limit of 3 SMS lengths. So I might as well post anything requiring thought here.