Common operational misconceptions

Robert Bonomi bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Fri Feb 17 13:18:53 CST 2012


> From nanog-bounces+bonomi=mail.r-bonomi.com at nanog.org  Fri Feb 17 13:11:28 2012
> To: Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com>
> Subject: Re: Common operational misconceptions
> From: Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
> Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:04:45 -0500
> Cc: "nanog at nanog.org" <nanog at nanog.org>
>
> On Fri, 17 Feb 2012 10:49:13 PST, Owen DeLong said:
> > Now, come on... If you're in the 40-50 range, you should have put octal
> > before hex. :p
>
> IBM S/360 definitely preferred hex.  And EBCDIC.

And the  _real_ number crunchers used ones-complement arithmetic.  Which led to
to mahines that couldn't add -- they did addition by 'complement and subtract'.





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