In defense of index origin 0

  title={In defense of index origin 0},
  author={Jim Brown},
  journal={ACM SIGAPL APL Quote Quad},
  • Jim Brown
  • Published 1 December 1978
  • Geology
  • ACM SIGAPL APL Quote Quad
Next the author talks about taking an elevator up to the Ist floor of Saks. Based on a sample of one building, he has generalized that all buildings are so misconstructed as to have floor I as the main floor. I point out that the Research Center at Yorktown Heights has its main entrance on floor 0 and that, furthermore, a person may walk to floor 1 or 2 using stairs. The use of the "elevator" image is merely a clever literary trick designed to fool the uninitiated. Now that the emotional…