[Coco] CoCo 3 MMU test for all
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Mon Jan 21 05:40:29 EST 2008
On Jan 21, 2008, at 3:24 AM, Mark Marlette wrote:
> The obscure is always out there. Look at Ripley's believe it or not.
> It's called evolution.
In the mid 1800's, there was of course no need for binary and
hexidecimal--there were no digital circuits that required such
numbering systems. One of the main purposes for these mechanical
calculators was to automatically compute trig tables for naval
navigation. So of course decimal was the numbering system of choice.
Some inventors even managed to build printers to output the results,
thus removing human error from the process of creating the tables.
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