|7 ah = 0.
CHAPTER 41 I suspect that the baccountants are probably having a tough time with the math here,
2 Since I know from experience that anything with cGreek letters in it is confusing to accountants,
3 And so I'd like to restate this basic problem one more way, as follows:
4 Let x be the Future Value in dollars of all the hope saved up over 5,000 periods,
5 Assuming a quite generous discount rate of 10 percent,
6 And assuming that the initial period is the year 3000 B.C.,
7 Just to keep things even.
8 Using the dstandard equation, we find that,
9 Where r stands for the rate,
10 And t stands for the number of periods,
11 And A stands for the average annual increment of hope generated.
12 When we compute the actual numbers,
13 We discover that FV = 0,
14 Which means that x = 0,
15 eResulting in a dollar value of $0.00 worth of saved-up hope for Mankind.
CHAPTER 51 Now, I'd really hate for you fcomputer jocks to feel left out,
2 gBecause we all talk different languages,
3 Don't we?
||4 That's why I'd like to translate the very same formula into the high-technology language you guys understand,
5 Namely BASIC,
6 Which is actually much much better than English,
7 hBecause it has so many fewer words,
8 And each word means only one thing,
9 Which makes it all nice and easy,
10 Doesn't it?
11 Fortunately, our program's all ready,
12 And all I have to do is type RUN,
13 Which is generally great advice for a Harrier,
14 And especially this time,
15 As you'll see.
CHAPTER 61 RUN
2 HI THERE CHIPHEADS
3 THIS PROGRAM COMPUTES THE NET CONTRIBUTION YOU CAN EXPECT TO MAKE TO YOUR FELLOW MAN IN YOUR LIFETIME
4 iTHIS PROGRAM USES A RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR TO DUPLICATE THE LOGIC OF THE UNIVERSE
5 PLEASE TYPE YOUR NAME
7 THANK YOU BOZO
8 PLEASE TYPE YOUR IQ
10 YOU MUST BE PROUD TO HAVE SUCH A HIGH IQ BOZO
11 PLEASE TYPE THE NUMBER OF YEARS YOU EXPECT TO BE USING THIS IQ BOZO