The decimal equivalent is approximately .707, which is a kind of cool looking number (it's approximate because the square root of 2 is irrational, another cool aspect). But its real significance is that if you square it you get 0.5 or ½.
OK, why the math today? I'm trying to figure out how to cut my work in half. Why? Because if I get laid off I will hire myself out as a documentation consultant with my specialty being that I can reduce documentation by half. Hey, in a bad economy, sell hamburger and beer.
So here's my radical (pun intended for my mathy geek friends) approach:
- Look across the breadth of what's being produced and reduce it by 30%. A 30% reduction is not that hard to find.
- Look at the depth of what's left and reduce it by 30%.
Gotta run and get a copyright or a patent or something on this.