Re: Calling all math whizzes

Subject: Re: Calling all math whizzes
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Simon North <simonxml -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:09:07 -0700

Sorry, but I don't think that's any better than *2^80* when it comes to the
non-math major audience.

Since the delivery will be via HTML blog, I think *2<sup>80</sup>* (when
rendered) is more quickly understood, without any reader having to scratch
their head and think for even a moment, "Now, what does that mean?"

Anyone disagree?

On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 11:02 AM, Simon North <simonxml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> It's quite common notation, but you can also write 2**80.
>
> Simon.
>
>
>
> > On Oct 13, 2014, at 19:49, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> > I've never seen this nomenclature before: 2^80
> >
> > Does this mean 2 to the 80th power?
> >
> > Is there a better way to express it, such as eliminating the carat and
> > superscripting the 80?
> >
> > The target audience is IT folks running data centers and other web
> geeks. I
> > don't think anyone can assume that each has a higher mathematics degree.
> >
> > Thanks
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