“Why do YouTube views freeze at 301?”

Interesting interview with Ted Hamilton at YouTube by numberphile (Brady Haran):

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“The number 300 was chosen. … When the code was written … what was actually written was … less than or equal to 300.” (If view_count <= 300 then views += 1.)