[LMB] OT: can't skip to the end of an ebook?

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Fri May 28 04:14:17 BST 2021


I think Roman's used their fingers to count. How they divided and
multiplied I have no clue.

On Thu, May 27, 2021, 9:38 PM WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:

> Adding and subtracting Roman numerals is very like the new new math.
>
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> My math teacher spent a day teaching us Roman and Inca number systems. I
> got very fascinated by the Incan system the later when I was living in
> Germany I taught myself on how to read Roman numbers because alot of the
> older tower clocks are in Roman numerals. I am now LXI years old and I was
> born in MCMLIX.
>
> On Thu, May 27, 2021, 9:59 AM <alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca> wrote:
>
> > >> On May 26, 2021, at 1:44 PM, alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca wrote:
> > >> On a side note, all the chapters were numbered in Roman numerals. I'd
> > heard that these weren't taught any more in schools - is there an
> > assumption still that everyone will pick them up?
> >
> > On Thu, 27 May 2021, WalterStuartBushell wrote:
> > > Yes, without Roman numerals people won’t understand the Superb Owl
> > titles.
> > >
> > > Given the state of education in this country Roman Numerals are not a
> > priority.
> > >
> > > In addition if in an ebook the chaperter number are given in Roman
> > numerals and you
> > > can’t go forward or back except page by page what difference does the
> > Chapter number make.
> >
> > The paper version of the book presumably also has the Roman numeral
> > chapter numbering.
> >
> > I figured later that the Roman numerals also might be related to the fact
> > that part of the action in the book occurs in the 18th century.
> >
> > Alayne
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