[ExI] need a new word/suffix

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 03:10:59 UTC 2016

On Tue, Jan 12, 2016  Stephen Van Sickle <sjv2006 at gmail.com> wrote:

​> ​
> And while we are at it, fix the counting system:
> http://www.dozenal.org/

​It wouldn't be worth
​changing the standard​
 now but if I could go back in time a thousand years I'd push for a base 8
counting system
not base 10 or 12
because conversion between binary and octal is
​ ​really
​ ​
base 8 were the standard
the mechanical
problems Charles Babbage had in
trying to
his Analytical Engine would have been greatly reduced and the computer
revolution might have started in the mid 19th century instead of the mid
​ could have stared it even sooner in the early 18th century.

At the very least third graders would be grateful that the multiplication
table was easier to memorize.

​ John K Clark​
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