Reply to post: Re: So much for digital

Forget trigonometry, 'cos Babylonians did it better 3,700 years ago – by counting in base 60!

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Re: So much for digital

Obvious. Using base 10 evolved because we have 10 digits (most of us). Using base two reflects the decline in education standards, which means that many people count hands rather than fingers.

Of course, binary is also handy for smart-arse techies because we can count to 1023 on our fingers.

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