Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
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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