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Thu Aug 31 21:00:48 CDT 2006
On 8/31/2006 at 6:41 PM Billy Pettit wrote:
>Does anyone remember using any other notations? There must have been many
Bendix used U-Z.
For a very "classic" (or is it "antique") base-16 numbering system, check
out the 1863 proposal by John Nystrom:
I'd heard that the "proper" Latin form of the word was "sexadecimal", but
that IBM wouldn't hear of using any concept that started with "sex", so
they substituted the Greek hex-. Thus "hexadecimal" is really a
macaronism, having a Greek first part and a Latin second part.
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