O'Regan, Emlyn (
Wed, 9 Jun 1999 12:31:03 +1000

But when you try to connect all those hand computers together into a world wide network (hands across the world?) then the Little-Endian/Big-Endian problem will rear its ugly head. We need standards to stop this now! Learn the lessons of history, people!

Hey, it could be a computer you know - if you allow storing results by scratching stuff down on a piece of paper, and you can read instructions from a piece of paper...

If only we could all move our fingers super fast (and comprehend and control them correspondingly) like Superman or the Flash...


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> From: Vanessa Yaremchuk[]
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> Sent: Wednesday, 9 June 1999 11:56
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> Subject: RE:
> On Wed, 9 Jun 1999, O'Regan, Emlyn wrote:
> > Actually, if I stick to 2^10 (0->1023) then I've got an accumulator (two
> > hands) and a general purpose register, can't remember if it should be
> more
> > specific. I could do addition, multiplication, etc like a CPU.
> >
> > There's a few problems though. Is the right hand or left hand the Most
> > Significant Hand? Do I look at my hands from the front or back?
> Hmmm. Some serious issues. :)
> Personally, I look at the palm side of my hands and use my right thumb
> for 2^0 and my left thumb for 2^9. Of course, it doesn't really matter.
> Vanessa