Trivia

Subject:
There is a name for it.
Response To:
Re: Geeks Part III ()

Bill Earl
>You are correct. Chinese & Japanese abaci use a hybrid base-2/base-5 encoding system. But there is a name for such a syetem.

Most modern computers use purely base-2 or 'binary' encoding. However, other encoding systems have been used.

At least one commercially produced computer used a hybrid base-2/base-5 encoding system.

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