RE: What comes after Appendix Z

Subject: RE: What comes after Appendix Z
From: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- nuot -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:15:26 +0000

The AA, AB, AC, AD sequence isn't unique to Microsoft and wasn't invented by them. Theaters were using it for seating long before Bill Gates was born.

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From: Lauren
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:30 PM
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Subject: Re: What comes after Appendix Z

This is different than Arabic numbering. We learn to use numbers in school and we learn that after 9 comes 10 followed by 11, 12, 13, etc.
We do not learn to count two digit numbers as a series of 11, 22, 33, etc. So how is a person supposed to intuitively know that appendices are number AA, BB, CC, etc.?

I can see that Microscrewy products use the AA, BB, CC numbering sequence but that sequence does not match logic. Should people use alpha-numbers the way Microsoft wants, even when convention contradicts the scheme?

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References:
RE: What comes after Appendix Z: From: Joyce.Fetterman
RE: What comes after Appendix Z: From: John Posada
RE: What comes after Appendix Z: From: Janoff, Steven
Re: What comes after Appendix Z: From: Lauren

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