My name is Benjamin. I live in Canada.
I found this page Via: google search "ternary emulator" which led me to http://www.acc.umu.se/~achtt315/tunguska/docs.html then to, http://ternary.info and finally here.
In trying to decide which language to learn I learned much about the history of computers and programming. I decided Assembly language was a good way to start learning, or possibly even straight machine code. I learned about setun and it seemed obviously a better computing paradigm than binary. I figured, "heck, if i'm going to go through all the trouble of learning machine code and assembly languages, why not begin learning them on a more powerful computing paradigm (ternary)"
It also seems like ternary computation is more analogous to the way our brains actually work: http://www.unreasonableman.net/2005/03/brain_computes_.html And isn't that the entire point of programming? To emulate human brain functioning?
So I joined the site, and I hope to be learning the basics of computing and programming from the ground up on a trinary system, unencumbered by binary thought. I hope to learn by doing and contribute to the growth of the ternary computing community.
Any help and direction would be appreciated.
I also plan to continue learning other, and higher level languages beginning with FORTH and Java.