09 July 2011

Were They Bored?

At one point, during an auction for certain wireless patents last week, Google's representatives bid $3.14159 billion. 

Yes, they bid pi.

Such behavior might have inspired Dr. Seuss, were he still around to hear of it.

Then the firm that was named for a number too high
Decided to bid for the patents.  They'd try
With a whim and a will to win the IP
And choke out their rivals from markets -- with glee!
They could have bid "googol," if they'd spelt it right --
But then all those zeroes gave even them fright.
Upon a new plan they soon did alight:
They'd bid for a number so tasty to try
It needed no "e" when they all screamed for "pi"!

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