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Friday, March 14, 2008

Google's chef discovers/invents Pi

Google's PR department is by far the best I have ever seen in action. They make drooling Google admirers out of hard-core business reporters and they somehow manage to make connections between the Google brand and any positively perceived idea, process or attribute known to the public, such as this recent story on innovation (it appeared in Fast Company but was obviously written by Google PR - the magazine just forgot to disclose it). But the latest proof of the Google PR genius is evident in this comment related to a post about the nerdiest day of all - Pi day (3/14):

"Google not only served organic pie today but the pies were custom-made so that the ratio of the circumference to the diameter was exactly pi. Bon apetit."

I thought pi was defined as the ratio of......oh never mind.........although if anyone were to convince us all that the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle is anything but Pi (at least in Euclidean geometry), it would have to be Google's PR department. And I'm sure they'd be succesful.