of Portland electrical engineering professor Aziz S. Inan, Ph.D., just called to let me know
about his "100th-Birthday
Brainteaser Gift for David Packard
" (September 7 is Mr. Packard's
. Prof. Inan likes to perform numerical investigations on dates of notable people
and events. Not to be confused with numerology, his treatises reveal interesting mathematical
relationships of the numbers associated with his subjects. It takes a lot of work to put these
papers together. Nerd hobbies confound non-nerds, but the rest of us appreciate the effort.