The Pi Day Contrarian
I may be the only person on the Internet who, despite its namesake, finds “Pi Day” on March 14th completely irrational. Here’s why: It’s completely arbitrary. Only we in the U.S. write the date with the month before the day and year like mm/dd/yy. This violates everything sacred about significance in number systems. Normally, digits are ordered from most- to least-significant left to right or least- to most-significance. So, Pi Day including the year actually wouldn’t occur until 3141/59/27 or 31/41/5927, neither of which are real dates anyway. Therefore, Pi Day doesn’t actually exist. I propose a rational alternative definition of Pi Day to be July 22nd (22/7) of every year. Besides, red raspberries are in season in July and not in March so I can enjoy my favorite pie.
I see what you did there.
73, Sid N8LOQ
Pie are square not round.
I’m with you, Ethan. At the very least, Pi Day won’t occur until next year, 2016. 3/14/16 if you do the proper rounding.
Make mine peach cobbler, by the way…
I agree with the comments about the date format, since I now live in Canada! But I grew up in the vicinity of Princeton and was first licensed there so have some sympathy wit the event.
VE7VIE/WV2J ex WV2ECZ
3.14159265358979. Memorized since I was a boy scout in Hunterdon Cty, NJ.
….and remember for a more accurate representation of PI using fractions try: 113355 and put your long-hand division sign between the 3’s! Making 113 go into 355 (like: 355/113). Just another of natures wonders! AND I’m not picky…I’ll take any berry pie! Ok, I’m of to look fer a Special-Event PI! Enjoy-n-73’s KF6JS – Tony