non-binary computers?

From: Tom Owad <>
Date: Thu Sep 2 15:43:02 1999

I recall reading an article a while back about the possibility of
building computers based on a number system other than two (octal, IIRC).
 If memory serves me right, it was found possible to do, but not
practical and less efficient than binary.

I now have need for some basic information on the possibility of
non-binary computers, but am unable to find anything. Can anybody point
me in the direction of some info?


Tom Owad

Apple prototypes, Apple II & early Mac clones, and the Compubrick.
Received on Thu Sep 02 1999 - 15:43:02 BST

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