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...as according to the BBC, they're a bunch of natural mathematical jokers...

"The exact value of the planned share offering is US$2,718,281,828, which coincidentally also corresponds to the mathematical constant e."

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spride
Apr. 30th, 2004 03:33 pm (UTC)
No it doesn't, it corresponds to e * 10^10. Or are they referring to the pathetic value of the dollar these days?
pickledginger
May. 1st, 2004 12:51 pm (UTC)
Cute
But! If they'd gone for 299,792,458 ... well, okay, that times 10 ... then folks buying into Google would have been purchasing fractions of the speed of light (in meters/second ... or rather, per 10 seconds, but still, v. cool).
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