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What Special about the number 7 [Apr. 20th, 2006|10:59 pm]
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I only ask because many the article I seem to come across all list seven reasons, tips or whatever: 7 Steps for Resolving Customer Complaints plus 7 steps to a good company name or 7 deadly web development mistakes, of course not forgetting 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and the old favorite the seven deadly sins (which make for good if gruesome movies).

It can't be just random. Having list of five things is sort of popular but all the business type things seem to be 7. How is seven special? or at least why? Something about it being an odd number maybe?

Update: 2006/05/10
Turns out yes, 7 is special. Its the average for the human limits for processing and remembering data.