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From: Peter Turnbull <>
Date: Thu May 29 20:02:01 2003

On May 29, 17:12, Jerome H. Fine wrote:

> With my grandchildren, I discovered a way to make binary
> numbers interesting. We started with the concept that each
> finger represented a ZERO or a power of two.
> All fingers down was ZERO.
> Baby Finger UP was ONE.
> Ruby Ring UP was TWO
> Both Baby Finger and Ruby Ring was THREE.

Very good! I've seen a similar proposal written by Fred Pohl in a book
called "Digits and Dastards". The last two items in this collection
(of mostly SF short stories) are entitled "How To Count On Your
Fingers" and "On Binary digits and Human Habits" (copyright 1856 and
1962 respectively!).

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Thu May 29 2003 - 20:02:01 BST

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