Project of a New System of Arithmetic, Weight, Measure and Coins: Proposed to be Called the Tonal System, with Sixteen to the Base (Google eBook)

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Lippincott, 1862 - Numeration - 106 pages
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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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Page 61 - International Association for obtaining a Uniform Decimal System of Weights, Measures, and Coins, held at Bradford, Yorkshire, Tuesday, October \\th, 1859. The International Association met in the theatre of the Mechanics
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