New York Count Down

Well thank goodness I’ll be missing the G20 Summit in Toronto.

James-B, from Toronto’s Jazz FM radio station, one of our local a celebs who get his morning coffee at the cafe, asked how school was going because he saw me studying the other Saturday and the book I was reading looked haaarrddd!

Well, I’m an artist, so I need a plan B, Accounting.

James then informed me that the average, AVERAGE salary of an artist in Toronto 22K per year, which means some people make LESS.

Well, yes, I know.

This sure puts the billion dollar price tag on Toronto’s G20 Summit security into perspective, DOESN’T IT,  he went on to say.   Which brings me back to my point: I don’t have to worry about being kicked out of my own city because I’ll be in NEW YORK! YAY! 14 days to go! I love this job!

Jazz FM 91 is my father’s favouirte radio station, by the way.

Oh crap! I forgot to fill out a media request for the Stock Exchange.

Damn. I need letterhead.

Double damn. Who uses letterhead anymore?

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9 Responses to “New York Count Down”


  • ‘James then informed me that the average, AVERAGE salary of an artist in Toronto 22K per year, which means some people make LESS.’

    Hi Catherine! With my pedant’s hat on, I’ve got to point out that the boundary case here would be when ALL the YYZ artists get exactly 22K. This would trivially be true if there was exactly 1 artist. The average is 22K, but none make less.

    ps: of course your point stands. I guess I’m making a meta-point here – APL’ers tend to be pedants. 🙂

  • aprogramminglanguage aprogramminglanguage

    Oh Nick,

    I miss this banter so much, the missing sometimes makes my teeth hurt. It’s nice to be back in the fold!

    xxx

  • I assumed that Catherine knew that there are a few superstars making much more than 22K, so it would easily be true that “some people make LESS”.

    To be even more pedantic: I assumed she knew that those superstars made so much more than 22K and the population of artists in Toronto is not large enough, that it must be that “some people make LESS”. For example, if 3 superstars make 1 million each, and the other n artists make 21,999.995, n would have to be 5.9 million or more for the average to be 22K. I guess it’d depend on how many digits you round to.

  • aprogramminglanguage aprogramminglanguage

    Roger, you rock.

  • Hi Catherine/Roger…

    “so it would easily be true that “some people make LESS”

    I completely agree, but

    “which (*) means some people make LESS”

    easily necessarily (just ‘very, very probably’ – the statement ‘she knew that those superstars made so much more than 22K’ is a posteriori, not a priori, knowable by (say) someone who is (or knows) a Toronto artist, guessable in principle (with a high degree of confidence, but not 100%) by someone who isn’t).

    It’s been a while since I’ve had my pedant hat on (and to be honest it’s not fitting so well these days), so I’m taking it off now :-). Back to my trilby, I think.

  • ‘easily necessarily’ in the above post makes no sense until you realise that a ‘not-equals’ sign was stripped out by whatever is powering this board; it presumably thought that greater-than less-than was an html tag. Stupid software. I should have perhaps used option C.. !=

  • Quite right! I better figure out how to get APL characters supported on this blog!

  • Well, if you don’t, we’re condemned to C syntax (!= vs apl’s equals-with-a-slash). Now, you wouldn’t want -that-, would you? 🙂

  • Good Golly! Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo! 🙂

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