Re: Hexadecimal digits

From: Andr Szabolcs Szelp (a.sz.szelp@gmail.com)
Date: Tue Jun 08 2010 - 01:01:31 CDT

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    > Now if I were
    > using the a-f notation, she would be (reasonably) confused as to why
    > *some*
    > numbers are unique, but *other* numbers are also letters.
    >

    You greatly underestimate the abilities of children. This sentence of
    yours is especially (reasonably) confusing, given that yourself
    attested some sentences above the outstanding mental capabilities of
    your daughter:

    > My four year old can grasp tonal
    > just as well as she could decimal had I been teaching that.

    Actually, it's quite a common (mis)-conception, often even used as
    arguments for spelling reforms, that children wouldn't be able to cope
    with some idiosynchrasies of certain orthographic systems. Guess how
    they coped that far...

    Szabolcs



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