**From:** James Kass (*jameskass@att.net*)

**Date:** Sun Oct 10 2004 - 20:22:46 CST

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Most people begin counting with one, although in the recent

past some computer technicians have begun to begin counting

with zero. This is bound to cause problems and discrepancies.

January the first is not the second day of the year.

There are no businesses claiming, "We're number zero!"

If there are eight bits, why shouldn't they be bits one

through eight?

The first bit = bit number one

The second bit = bit number two

and so forth...

What could be simpler?

Best regards,

James Kass

-------------- Original message from "Cristian Secarã¢ : --------------

*> The bit notation in ISO-8859-x series of standards are noted b8 ... b1.
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*> What notation is that ? Normally it should be b7 ... b0.
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