Fwd: Re: Reed's views, was [e2e] Cannara's views

Alex Cannara cannara at attglobal.net
Sun Apr 22 18:27:30 PDT 2001

Well, 2^(48-1) anyway.  This is always a good exercise for students.  :]


Barney Wolff wrote:
> You folks must have been living in a very small universe! :)
> Barney Wolff
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2001 at 10:00:16PM -0400, John Day wrote:
> > >
> > >And by the way, there was concern that there would be enough.  The
> > >argument for 48 bits at the time, as I remember it, was that if each
> > >device weighed 1kg, then 2**48kg was more than the mass of the
> > >universe.  We all got a little chuckle out of it as I remember.

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