While it is very nice to read about Microsoft’s free cloud service for research:
I couldn’t help noticing that their perspective on numbers are a bit peculiar.
The comparison image they use even fail to link to their sources, you need to type them yourself:
Link to original image in larger format:
While I don’t know much about DNA base pairs, I thought the number of people worldwide was a bit of… Now I know more about the number of base pairs – by verifying the source…
This reminds me of the essay by Edward Tufte on NASA’s use of PowerPoint: