According to my Good Buddy, Wikipedia, the decimal representation for one thousand is 1,000—a one followed by three zeros, in the general notation ; 1 × 103—in engineering notation, which for this number coincides with : 1 × 103 exactly—in scientific normalized exponential notation ; 1 E+3 exactly—in scientific E notation.  The accepted prefix for a thousand is kilo-, officially abbreviated as k—for instance prefixed to meter or its abbreviation m, we get kilometer or km signifying a thousand meters.  We techies replace the last three zeros of the number in the thousands with k, as in, I’ll give you $30k for your used Porsche, meaning $30,000.   1,000 is a very useful number.  For example, there’s:

1,000 Years (1 × 103 Years)

1,000 Dollars ($1K)

1000 Steps Beach (1KStep Beach)

courtesy discoverlaguna.com

1,000 Links (1 E+3 Links)

1,000 Paintings – Where visual artist, Sala (Marcel Salathé) is selling plain blue-on-white paintings of the numbers from 1 to 1,000.  Only 204 left.
1,000 Awesome Things – A very cool listing of life’s little joys like The Runaway Truck Ramp and Finally Getting That Piece of Popcorn Out of Your Teeth.
1,000 Novels – The UK Guardian’s list of 1,000 novels everyone should read.
1,000 JournalsThe 1000 Journals Project is an ongoing collaborative experiment attempting to follow 1000 journals throughout their travels. Those who find the journals add something to them. A story, drawing, photograph, anything really. Then they pass the journal along, to a friend or stranger, and the adventure continues.  The website offers pages taken from the journals.
1,000 Sites – A list of the 1,000 most visited sites on the web.  Older Eyes didn’t make it.

1,000 Posts (One Kilopost)

This little celebration of the number 1,000 comes on the occasion of my 1,000th post.  I don’t know whether you can tell from the outside looking in, but my posting has felt a little stale from this side of the keyboard lately.   So, in the spirit of my 995th post, Taking a Break, I’m going to take a few days off.   Few, as in, undefined small number.  I may repost a few old favorites or I may not.  Thanks for coming by … I’ll see you in a few days.

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