October 07, 2004

"Hundredth" Birthdays

Notorious Gang-of-Four book author Ralph Johnson turned 100 today, were "100" reckoned in Radix 7.

It occured to me that "hundredth" birthdays, whatever the base, do an interesting job of dividing life into epochs: 4 (base 2), 9 (base 3), 16 (base 4), 25 (base 5), 36 (base 6), 64 (base 8), 81 (base 9), and, hence all the way up to that coveted Willard Scott show appearance... ...and maybe even 121...

A sort of Passages for New Math veterans...

Posted by foote at October 7, 2004 04:59 PM
Happy Birthday to Ralph! (& nice to see this up and running again) I look forwards to more condensed wit & wisdom (or at least lists of what's on the Catfish stereo etc) Posted by: JamesKjx on October 20, 2004 04:11 AM
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