Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)

Ray Depew (
31 Jul 1995 22:07:32 GMT

Paul F. Sagasta ( wrote:

: 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) Most libraries are already using a duodecimal system to catalog their

Ray Depew
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