What’s the point of trying to be productive and thinking about smarter ways to get thing done, if you can’t goof off sometimes and waste some time?
I wasted a bit of time this afternoon on a web site that charts the popularity of given names over the last 120 years. It’s interesting stuff.
Personally the news is rather depressing:
On the other hand, “Paris” gives you a chuckle and “Edgar” is a surprise. There are worse ways to entertain yourself for 30 minutes.
The information comes from birth records in the USA as reported by its Social Security Administration.
[Via David Pogue ]
- Email for millionaires: $399/month
- A solution to Mail.app’s IMAP woes
- MacScan: Pointless and popular
- AppleScript to clean up Address Book
- Where did the day go?
Tags: given names, names, not apple mail, popularity