Deweydecimal numbers (was, Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Lee Rudolph (
31 Jul 1995 06:39:35 -0400

>> Perhaps that good sense should come now. Should we switch to a base-12
>> numbering system?? Some advantages:
>> 1) clocks (time), compass readings, many tool sizes, the 12 inch ft.,
>> etc. could all be expressed decimally (in the new system),
>> 2) twelve is more easily divisible than 10!!
>> 3) U.S. and U.K could tell the rest of the world to switch to our
>> base-12/English measurement system.

4) It would be more convenient for the Amish.

Lapp Rudolph