There Are 10 Kinds of People in This World

Published: 2014-09-03 07:32 |

Category: Grad |

Those who can read binary and those who can’t.

Te first activity we ran through for my Computational Thinking course was learning how to translate simple text into binary. Working at a software company, I feel like I’ve got a good handle on bits and bytes, pixels and codecs. I know that binary is the base of each of those, but I didn’t know how they stacked up with one another as the dataset. As I worked through encoding my name, seeing perfect squares helped me get the hang of the pattern pretty quickly. I also understand now why a kilobyte is 1024 bytes and not 1000. I had fun trying to do each letter without using a cheat sheet.

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