On Mon, 1 Feb 2021 at 10:34, Tor Arntsen via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
Some sheep herders in (IIRC) the Caucasus do, or did at least. I
learned about that some decades ago. Counting sheep on their fingers.
I use the system sometimes.
Fred Pohl's short story "Digits and Dastards" explains it well.
I used to use it at my fencing club. Matches are normally first to 15
points -- first to 10 if we were busy. I'd keep score on my fingers in
binary, left for one player, right for the other..
Liam Proven ? Profile: https://about.me/liamproven
Email: lproven at cix.co.uk ? gMail/gTalk/gHangouts: lproven at gmail.com
Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn/Flickr: lproven ? Skype: liamproven
UK: +44 7939-087884 ? ?R (+ WhatsApp/Telegram/Signal): +420 702 829 053