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Name: Julian Matthews
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hi. I'm a former journalist and Malaysian correspondent to CNet, ZDnet, Newsbytes (Washington Post-Newsweek Interactive wire agency), Nikkei Electronics Asia and I also previously contributed to The Star, The Edge, The New Straits Times, The New Zealand Herald and various magazines. Currently, I train and advise managers and executives on strategies to optimize their use of social media and online channels to reach customers. My company, Trinetizen Media, runs media training workshops on social media, media relations, investor relations, corporate blogging, podcasting, multimedia marketing, online advertising, multimedia journalism and crisis communications. You can connect with me on Facebook or LinkedIn or Twitter.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Genius loves numerical company

Daniel Tammet sees numbers in the form of shapes, colours and textures.
"When I multiply numbers together, I see two shapes. The image starts to change and evolve, and a third shape emerges. That's the answer. It's mental imagery. It's like maths without having to think," he told the Guardian.
Tammet's a mathematical genius who can figure out cube roots quicker than a calculator and holds a record for recalling pi to 22,514 decimal places.

What Tammet can't do is drive a car, wire a plug, or tell right from left. That's because he's autistic. More.


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