Sunday January 14, 2007
Book 8: The Sharp End of the Stick — Part IV: Do You Mind if I Rewind?
Note: Tagon's "one... two... ten" count skips no numbers at all if he is counting in base three, where there are only three possible values for each position - 0, 1, and 2.

Tagon does not know how to count in base three. He's got ten fingers, and unless he's in a hurry, he plans to use all of 'em.


Narrator: Kevyn remembers. . .
Captain Tagon: Commodore Shufgar, you will now lower your shields, or I will do it for you. I am going to count to ten.
Captain Tagon: One.
Captain Tagon: Two.
Captain Tagon: Ten.
Captain Tagon: I'm sorry. I think I skipped seven.
Kevyn: My mother would argue that you also skipped nine-and-one-half.