Our current system of

decimal or

base ten numbering is a

kludge.

Ten is an awkward number. If you divide it by

two, all you get for your troubles is

five, and

five is of no interest to anybody but

Robert Anton Wilson. The only other number by which

ten is

divisible is

five, which just gets you right back where you started.

Twelve is much cooler! You can

factor the hell out of it!

Ten is

strictly from hunger.

Have you ever been at a

restaurant with two friends and tried to

divvy up the check?

I rest my case!

I have to admit that eight-

bit bytes don't map onto

duodecimal any better than onto

decimal, but it's no worse either.

Hex will always be with us, and that's just fine.

Hex is cool, as far as it goes; but

duodecimal **rules**.

Duodecimal also gives us a round number of

Apostles, which might come in handy some time.