Happy Tau Day!
Over at tauday.com, Michael Hartl makes an impassioned argument for why pi, which is the universal circle constant that describes the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, was wrongly defined. Instead, Hartl says the universal constant should have been defined as the ratio of the circumference to the radius, and thus should be twice the value of pi. He calls this number tau (another Greek letter), and his Tau Manifesto lays out his argument.
On the tauday.com site, you can read the manifesto, watch a video of him making the arguments, and even listen to it being played as music, or see an amusing, short video about pi and tau. Honestly, the short video at the bottom of the tauday site is my favorite.
Anyway, let’s still eat some pie to celebrate this day, but let’s have twice as much of it!