It is my sincerest hope that I am not the only person out there to have noticed this. If I am not the only person, it means that people are about as intelligent as I have always hoped. If, on the other hand, I am one of the few that did notice this, then my opinion of humanity’s intellect shall plummet.
During the Super Bowl, NBC ran a commercial for its show “Chuck,” which will apparently be broadcast in 3D tomorrow night. Take a look for yourself:
This blog will now briefly become a mathematics blog, because it’s clear that the advertisers behind this commercial don’t understand math, and I’m pretty positive they read this blog religiously.
A one-dimensional object is a line. A two-dimensional object is a plane; an x-axis and a y-axis. A three-dimensional object has length, height, and width – like a box.
So, to the writers of the commercial who had the blonde exclaim “I said 3D, not 1D!”, I say fie on you. The “1D” versions of Chuck and his friend are not “1D,” because they are not lines.
Way to go, NBC.