Daily Illuminator

August 25, 2006: Illuminated Site of the Week: Egad - 523 Did It

Illuminated Site of the Week: If you're looking for that beach-reading book as the summer wanes, here's a real page-turner. Tom Jennings reviews A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates, a book from the 50s that's all numbers. Page after page of nothing but digits, all meant to offer the cruncher in you a truly random selection. Is it possible? Sounds like. And the really weird thing is, he makes the whole thing sound fascinating. We won't spoil the ending for you, but it involves numbers.

-- Suggested by Tiago Hackbarth

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