Earlier in the afternoon (at 13:05:22) someone in the UK bought a subscription to Quest Bulgaria one precise second before someone in France bought an annual subscription to Le Monde Diplomatique (at 13:05:23). Google tells me that there are just over 31.5 million seconds a year, and if we suppose that each subscription is worth £16.877 on average ……. I make that something over £500 million a year when we are handling subs every second throughout the year.

Dream on! Think about the customer service! How many publications would be called for to attract 30 million subscribers? Still its nice to know that we can handle an order a second when we are busy 🙂