Subject: Re: Decimial has set progress back -> Help spread the use of Hex!
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 04:27:42 -0600
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On Thu, 9 Jan 2003 07:43:54 +0000, John Woodgate
>I read in sci.electronics.design that Maleki
>wrote (in ) about 'Decimial
>has set progress back -> Help spread the use of Hex!', on Wed, 8 Jan
>>Are your computers still architectured on tertiary
>>basis rather than binary? :)
>The word is 'ternary', not 'tertiary'. The optimum base for computing is
>'e', but I don't think anyone knows how to implement that. 3 is closer
>to 'e' than 2 is.
Ahh I knew the word was something else :) Honest. I
just couldn't remember it and used the closest term
that came to my mind. Ternary it is indeed, and last
and first time I took a look at that word was in late
1970s. One look there and nothing after that. It was a
passage that explained and compared benefits of
calculations using ternaries compared to binaries.
boze gar az sare cheshmeh Ab mikhoreh.