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WHY??

Postby Aspman » Fri May 12, 2006 10:58 am

Does the 0 (zero) on a querty keyboard come after 9 rather than before 1?

Hey it's Friday and my attention is wavering :?
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Postby catch » Fri May 12, 2006 11:27 am

Because most people count from 1 and not 0.

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Postby Aspman » Fri May 12, 2006 11:42 am

Got a research paper to back that up ;)
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Postby catch » Fri May 12, 2006 11:55 am

Of course I do.

http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~histor ... /Zero.html

Discusses how zero as a number is a fairly new concept and that because zero is more abstract than the other numbers (one horse or one finger are very tangible) it was often overlooked. now obviously attempting to explain the concept of zero to a child in "introduction to finger counting" is going to be a fruitless effort (especially if you want to seperate zero and null) so people naturally count from one, hence zero is placed with the other basic mathematical operators on the keyboard as an allusion to its roots as more of a punctuation than a number.

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Postby cemetric » Fri May 12, 2006 12:00 pm

Of course I do.
LoL :mrgreen:

Sorry ...that's just funny ... It's like a rabbit out of a hat ;)

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Postby Aspman » Fri May 12, 2006 12:20 pm

LOL I knew before I wrote it :D
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