October 24, 2002

Mathematics Of The Incas, Ascher&Ascher

Glorious; breaks down what quipus possibly mean by looking at the mathematical relations between their elements as well as what little we know about their use in Inca society. You will want paper and pencil to enjoy this book properly, or maybe a lot of string, because it solidifies its explanations not just with detailed examples but with exercises.

By security through obscurity, this is probably better secure data-storage than a PDA or notebook; if 1970's fringe remains fashionable you could even hide it in plain sight. Budgeting? Bets? Hierarchal relationships? Remember what you need to remember and let the past live. So wrote clew in Technology.

And thus wrote others:
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