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Detailed, thought out, interesting
I really enjoyed reading this. After becoming interested in alternate number systems after finding myself questioning the merits of the decimal system in mathematics, I stumbled upon the name John Nystrom. Incidentally, I quickly found myself absorbed into his work. I was already familiar with hex, but to find such a full-featured system -- the Tonal System -- was beyond astounding. I am not surprised that the Tonal System was not adopted, since it would be too disruptive to the current generation. Today, almost any change must conform with the rest of the world. However, if we could change -- right at this moment -- the number system, and all the nuisances of change were automatically taken care of, the Tonal System could not be overlooked. Especially in the digital age of binary, and therefore, hex. Very logical, simple, and most importantly, complete.
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Project of a new system of Arithmetic ... proposed to be called the Tonal ...
John William NYSTROM
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History of Binary and Other Nondecimal Numeration
HISTORY OF BINARY. AND OTHER NONDECIMAL. NUMERATION. BY ANTON GLASER. Professor of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University. TOMASH PUBLISHERS ...
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