pi or omeros

Boing Boing reports (via the BBC) that a Japanese man managed to “remember” pi to 83,431 decimal places, doubling the world record. He took ‘several hours’ to deliver this mindless sequence of syllables (presumably in Japanese).

I would have preferred to have been around 11 years or so ago when Stephen Powelson used to beat out half a dozen books of Homer’s Iliad. Powelson spent 16 retirement years memorizing the poem’s more than 200,000 syllables.

Andrew Joscelyne
European, a language technology industry watcher since Electric Word was first published, sometime journalist, consultant, market analyst and animateur of projects. Interested in technologies for augmenting human intellectual endeavour, multilingual méssage, the history of language machines, the future of translation, and the life of the digital mindset.


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