## Even Before I Was Born

January 7, 2008

Roscoe, N.Y.

"Incidently, π is now know, by computation in the ENIAC computer at Aberdeen Proving Ground, to 2035 digits; the result of the voluntary week-end work of four operators of the machine!"

— Raymond L. Wilder, *Introduction to the Foundations of Mathematics* (Wiley, 1952), p. 235

(According to the Wikipedia entry on π, it was 2037 digits, the year was 1949, 70 hours were required, and John von Neumann was in charge.)