About base 12 . org
- Created on the weekend of the 17th &
18th November 2001, although I'd owned the
base12.org domain since January 2000. About 4,000 words
written in one splurge, almost completely without research,
constituting the bulk of the textual material.
- 19th November 2001, discovered A.C.Aitken's The
Case Against Decimalisation, the Dozenal Societies of
Great Britain & America (DSGB and DSA) and a highly
mathematical paper by Takashi Suga proposing a Universal
Unit System based on twelve.
- Realized there was considerable interest in this field (some
fair amount I'd inadvertently rehashed).
- Longer introduction/abstract giving overview of train of
thought & conclusions
- Explanation of the notation, including why I write numbers
out in full (re-examine this idea?). Also, right now I'm
using traditional math technique of subscribting the
base (in base 10!): 36010 = 26012;
would prefer to come up with some other notation.
- Add more examples in Deja Twelve: dozen & uses of,
inches, etc and review them in Lens
- Expand the examples in Division beyond just reciprocals to
fractions with much larger numerators & denominators
- Do the Cultures page
- Ensure Lens mirrors Deja Twelve. Perhaps a table summarizing
- Advanced math as an extension of Lens perhaps include T
Suga's ideas, simplified.
- Under advanced math, look at common series (fib, fact,
- Find/write some code to do fractional work in base twelve
and get it online in some form of interactive worksheet
- Basic arithmetic
- Multiplication tables, division, comparing bases
- Online clock application
- Images, themes & metaphors for design. Sketch out basic
"essential" illustrations and make some notes on
decorative/thematic content. Recruit a designer?
- Page on alternative symbols and terminology for
A12 and B12. Run a competition? Make
some T-Shirts with the results?
- Review site content & structure. Convert to XML &
design & implement stylesheets.
- Update references
- Add a per-page feedback scriptlet with option to add
comments to the page (guestbook/greymatter style). Research
Thanksgiving is coming up this "weekend" which for me will
start Wed 21 Nov 2001 through Sunday then I'll be at work the (whole :-)
week after. Thus aiming for completion 2 December 2001.