I think ease of use is a learned thing.

I learned the decimal system in school but also use a duodecimal system at work. Most cases in our industry are packed in twelve or multiples of twelve. A gross is 144 or, if you prefer, a dozen dozen.

When I first started in sales, and counted inventory of bottles at store level, it would be in multiples of twelve (as in, 2,4,6,8,10, ONE 2,4,6,8,10, TWO 2,4,6,8,10, THREE, and so on.) It was much quicker than counting in multiples of ten then having to divide. It wouldn't have been complicated to divide, but why do that when you can count in the correct multiple and get the correct count immediately.

EDIT: typo

Last edited by belMarduk; 03/14/06 08:06 PM.