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The Zeno-Starbucks Problem

12 Sep 2013 18:00 Tags: None

Or, “Why are there so many Starbucks?”

Although Starbucks only actually has ~800 stores in the uk1, I seem to come across them more than one would expect. I've often wondered why, and this is my current theory:

  1. In order to get to the coffee meet with my friends, I have to travel to Starbucks.
  2. Ugh. I hate travelling. I hate Starbucks. If I get halfway, and stop for a coffee, I can do this!
  3. Hmmm...there's a Starbucks about half way. Stop off there.
  4. But that's still pretty far...
  5. Hmm...I could stop for another coffeee...
  6. Goto 3.
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