Each 4-digit number represents a decimal digit and the sequence is that of the digits in pi. These are the first 32 digits of pi, and unfortunately, the 33rd is a zero, not present in the first 32 digits. I don't know of any sequence that the representations follow:
The reference to pi is in "simple Simon", who met a pie man. Both "E.T." and Call Me seem to refer to telephoning, as in "E.T. phone home". So perhaps the sequence of 4-digit encodings of the digits has something to do with telephone numbers. I can't think of anything for hurts except it's a homophone for Hertz, a measure of cycles per second. Perhaps the numbers refer to frequencies.
I know that the push-button phones' buttons have specific pairs of frequencies that are combined to make the tone you hear when a specific button is pressed--one for the column and one for the row on the keypad, but I don't see a commonality by row or column in the above number assignments for the digits, although the numbers do go down before proceeding to the next row on the keypad.
Trying to go down the middle column of the keypad the numbers above give 1943, 2106, 2188--which is not an arithmetic progression.
Posted by Charlie
on 2005-04-06 13:20:39