Counting by 10s vs. 20s

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 23 01:11:00 UTC 2013

JB: <<Did  European serfs of colder Northern Europe wear shoes,
while the peasants of warmer Southern Europe went barefoot?>>
WB:  And Honest Abe kept score on fingers & toes. Too simple an
explanation. Must get social scientists to amass data, organized into
volumes of biometrical tables verified by ANOVA. Only then will everyone
forget what the question was and the problem goes away.

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