It's not April 1st so I guess Stephen Wolfram's stated goal to make ALL the world's data computable is a real one...:
http://tinyurl.com/39stuzc (very long post... transcript actually)
Wolfram lays forth his belief that it may be algorithmically possible to save ALL the world's data/knowledge into a working computer format for practical use:
"The idea is: take all the systematic knowledge—and data—that our civilization has accumulated, and somehow make it computable. Make it so that given any specific question one wants to ask, one can just compute the answer on the basis of that knowledge and data."
Although admitting to skepticism earlier on that this could be achieved, Wolfram (encouraged by the huge success of his Mathematica program) now seems optimistic that it is do-able.
Meanhwile, for the audiophiles, a new (hour-long) math podcast here:
Finally, I awoke this morning to find this problem posted on Twitter:
Between them, two numbers use all the digits (1 thru 9). What are they, such that their product is as big as possible?