From: Mark E. Shoulson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jun 04 2010 - 17:14:47 CDT
On 06/04/2010 03:10 PM, Luke-Jr wrote:
> On Friday 04 June 2010 01:28:21 pm Rick McGowan wrote:
>> Just out of curiosity, why do you think it's useful or important for
>> people to use hexadecimal as their primary system of counting? What
>> advantages would it confer?
> John W. Nystrom went over the numerous benefits to the tonal system
> (contrasting it with not only base 10, but also other possible bases) a long
> time ago...
For a while I even joined the Dozenal Society, which advocates for
base-12. Base-12 has the advantage (over base-10 and base-16) of many
divisors, so division radix notation (to the right of the radix point)
Not really the point, though. Unicode's job is not so much to set
humans free to do *anything*, but to allow them to do the things they've
been doing all along.
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