2006-06-19

"Rod Memory"

Another morsel from the Institute of Druidic Technology - Rod Memory.

Unlike the bit, rods only have one state, as they are used to represent digits of the unary number system.
It is believed that rods which were broken, knobby or covered with moss or lichen aided in the eventual development of fuzzy logic.

The unary number system is covered at another Institute page, here.

1 comment:

Adolph said...

Hmmmmmm. Urinary number system? Well, I spose! More than two drops are a dribble.
Adolph Schickelgruber