From a Wired article on Google’s IPO offering:
Geek humor: If you take a close look at the form Google filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the exact value of its planned offering is $2,718,281,828 dollars, which some would immediately recognize as the mathematical constant e.
E, for those not blessed with a PhD and a job at Google, is Euler’s number, which is used as the base for natural logarithms.
I can appreciate that. It’s good to know that they’re still in firm control of their company and having fun doing it. Gives me hope for having enlightened employers in the future. The article also has a link to the company’s SEC filing (2.8mb)