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Subject: why hasn't a computer that 'computes' in base 10 been invented?

Date: Wed Oct 3 20:11:40 2001
Posted by Rick Denis
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Area of science: Computer Science
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i read a while back that computers (ie cpu's) by the year 2020 will operate at 
+50 Ghz. of course, working with the binary system. instead of developing a 
binary computaer that works @ 50+ Ghz doesn't it make sense to develop a 
computer that uses base 10 and have it run at say 5 Mhz only? would it not be 
faster than a binary computer @ 50+ Ghz? thanks in advance for your time.

Re: why hasn't a computer that 'computes' in base 10 been invented?

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