There are 10 kinds of people... (extended edition!)

by Gordon Mohr

There are 10 kinds of people. Those who understand binary notation, and those who do not.



There are II kinds of people. Those who understand roman numerals, and those who do not.



There are 11 kinds of people. Those who understand unary notation, and those who do not.



Ha, ha. Let's see what else...



There are 110 kinds of people. Those who understand base-negative-2 notation, and those who do not.



There are 1,010 kinds of people. Those who understand base-negative-1 notation, and those who do not.



Now we're rockin', how far down does the rabbit hole go?



There are 0.1 kinds of people. Those who understand base-0.5-notation, and those who do not.



There are 1.0001 kinds of people. Those who understand base-i-notation, and those who do not.



There are 11 kinds of people. Those who understand balanced ternary notation, and those who do not.



OK, that's enough!




Are there any other kinds of people to deceptively bifurcate?


5 Comments

xyzzy-xyzzy
2004-02-13 07:48:12
2 kinds
There are 2 kinds of people -- those who divide people into kinds, and those who don't.
psd
2004-02-13 08:33:23
There are 10 kinds of people
or three kinds even.. i think it's been a long day :)
maxsnet
2004-03-07 07:41:14
2 kinds
There are 2 kinds of people : Those who understand decimal notation, and those who do not.
maxsnet
2004-03-07 07:41:43
2 kinds
There are 2 kinds of people : Those who understand hexadecimal notation, and those who do not.
anon
2004-03-11 22:31:01
There are 10 kinds of people
Binary for 1 = 1
Binary for 2 = 10
Binary for 4 = 100


Binary for 3 = 11


So he is correct, binary for 2 in base 10 is
10 in base 2.