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Re: More on number bases

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Monday, May 20, 2002, 16:56
Raymond Brown wrote:
>Now in these largely metric times (in the UK), my students grab their >calculators for even the simplest calculations, and regard me almost like >an exterrestrial alien when I suggest they might be able to do the >calculation "in their heads". I guess a surfeit of junk food has clogged >the grey cells {sigh}
Now, as I guess you know, calculators are more addictive than crack. The only way to ween somebody off is to force them to do alot of calculation without one (they do that when you arrive at Uni here), and it only takes a day or two to be dependent again. Prediction: In the future, people'll be so addicted to electronics that they'll die if exposed to a space free from EM fields for more than couple of minutes. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at