bit-widths, was Re: HP Laserjet ..again....

From: David V. Corbin <>
Date: Wed Sep 22 20:04:45 2004

>>> Do you know why a bi-quinary encoding was used instead of
>>> the more obvious 8-4-2-1 BCD encoding scheme?

Possible answers....

A) It matches an Abacus...

B) It matches (some?) nixie style tubes?

C) It is just a really cool word?

D) It is a great stumper for Geek-Jeopardy?

[actually I blieve the answer to be "B" with a touch of "A"]
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