pokun wrote:
People that only took the mandatory math course in Swedish high schools probably don't even know what a number base is at all.
I remember that the subject was touched somewhere in fifth or sixth grade (we talked about number bases 2, 8, 10, 16 and 20, used fingers and toes (and spaces between them) and got to try the mayan number system along with the latin), and returned to in eighth grade, with some conversion problems to solve. That was late 90s-millenium shift.
Today in gymnasium (that's 10-12th grade) the basic math courses are subdivided in variants a, b, and c, each representing an alignment: pragmatical/technical, humanities (statistics & analysis), and science, which seems a lot better than what i got in school which was basically a choice between math, math light, and math extra light depending on your program.
oziphantom wrote:
Artist and webdevs use colour codes in the "web format" #FF8040. And they have no idea what it is or what it means.
On the contrary, this is often where they learn what it means. What sort of digital artist doesn't learn this at some point?
Granted, these days you can let both google and bing calculate the desired value for you. But even so, you're likely to intercept something from it, and by just using the tools provided in any picture processor or blog interface will eventually let you learn these things..