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  1. Apr 2021
    1. To aid the students of his memory school in New York, Bruno Furstprovides them with a printed number dictionary listing a variety ofappropriate words for each number from 1 to 1,000. Such lists arenot necessary, however, unless you intend to develop great profi-ciency in the art.

      Solid evidence that Martin Gardner was at least aware of a portion of Bruno Fürst's work.

      It's been a while, but I'll have to look back to see what Furst says, if anything, about increasing speed.

    2. Reading just chapter eleven about "Memorizing Numbers"

      Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi by Martin Gardner (Cambridge University Press, 2008) (The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library, Series Number 1)