Wish I'd said that - August 6, 2018
“Memorizing a Pushkin poem or a Horace ode at least made some sense, but there was no excuse for memorizing the table of logarithms except to amaze the innocents. As with most of my tricks, it was based on unsubtle fraud. I did not memorize five million digits, I memorized the logs of the first dozen or so prime numbers. Since the property of logarithms is such that multiplication is converted into addition of exponents, it was a matter of simple arithmetic to arrive at the answer."
Nicolas Slonimski Perfect Pitch [this one is from my "Oh, just that?" file]