BaseCS: Intro to Binary

Welcome to BaseCS Season 2!

Today's episode of BaseCS focuses on the core concept of what makes computers work: binary!

Binary is a number system where the digits that we can use are either 0 or 1. In this episode, we learn about why we're limited to just these two numbers, and how they're related to the on/off switches inside of our machines. We also learn how these binary is used to measure memory and data, and what a bit and a byte are.

Learn more about the concepts covered in this post here:

Bits, Bytes, Building With Binary

Vaidehi Joshi ・ Feb 8 '17 ・ 11 min read

#computerscience #binary #fundamentals

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