Saturday, March 14, 2015
It's Pi Day--Not
Both Post and Times have pieces today on Pi day, the idea that today's date, 3/14/15 expresses the first digts of Pi. Aside from providing an excuse for mathematicians to place pieces in newspapers (otherwise a rare occurrence) and perhaps for pie shops to sell a few more, , it's a stupid idea. In a rational world (i.e., in Europe) today's date would be 14.3.15 or 14.3.2015, with the data in ascending order. In a rational world there would never be a Pi-day.