Object-oriented design is the roman **numerals** of computing.

— Rob Pike (2004) comment in comp.os.plan9 group at groups.google.com, 02-03-04

Seated each afternoon in the darkened screening room, Halliday came to recognize the targeted **numerals** of the Academy leader as sigils preceding the dream state of a film.

— A sentence that he worked on for years earlier in his career, which eventually went nowhere. Troubled by inexperience in "actually getting the characters to move," he spent so much time on it that he can still remember every word more than 20 years later.

Object-oriented design is the roman **numerals** of computing .

— Rob Pike (2004) comment in comp.os.plan9 group at groups.google.com, 02-03-04

... it is extremely likely that Aryabhata knew the sign for zero and the **numerals** of the place value system. This supposition is based on the following two facts: first, the invention of his alphabetical counting system would have been impossible without zero or the place-value system; secondly, he carries out calculations on square and cubic roots which are impossible if the numbers in question are not written according to the place-value system and zero.

— G Ifrah, in "A universal history of numbers : From prehistory to the invention of the computer" quoyed in in: J J O'Connor and E F Robertson "Aryabhata the Elder".

It is true that even across the Himalayan barrier India has sent to us such questionable gifts as grammar and logic, philosophy and fables, hypnotism and chess, and above all our **numerals** and our decimal system. But these are not the essence of her spirit; they are trifles compared to what we may learn from her in the future.

— Will Durant, Astronomical Dating of Events & Select Vignettes from Indian History.