The Magic of Base 3

Reese Howell reeza@flex.com
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 15:44:46 -1000


At 01:02 AM 10/25/01 -0700, Gordon Mohr wrote:
 >Fascinating article on Base-3 numbering systems:
 >
 >    http://americanscientist.org/Issues/Comsci01/Compsci2001-11.html
 >

Did anyone actually look at this article?

     "In decimal notation, the numeral 19 is shorthand for this
      expression:

      1 x 10^1 + 9 x 10^0."

19?  Where did this guy learn math?  Am I missing something?