NYC National Debt Clock runs out of digits
9 October, 2008
In a sign of the times, the legendary National Debt Clock in New York City has run out of digits to record the growing debt.
The Times Square-area ticker needs two additional digits to track a national debt 100 times larger than the current $10.2 trillion.
As a short-term fix the digital dollar sign on the billboard-style clock has been switched to a number one – the “1” in $10 trillion. The Durst Organization says it plans to update the sign next year.