New math, indeed

At the official blog, Google VP Jonathan Rosenberg pays wonderful 80th-birthday tribute to math prof and satirist Tom Lehrer. I’m a big fan, too. I sang his Pollution at the 10th grade talent show. Says Rosenberg: “Mr. Lehrer is the Harvard mathematician turned parodist songwriter-performer whose sense of humor, intelligence and rhythm created a cult following that, weirdly enough, anticipated a lot of what Google’s culture tries to be about. . . . He was the best kind of “geek” before the word made its way into pop culture.” Another tribute: