One of my first postings was called A bit of humor. Here is why I like that posting.
We see the decimal numbering system daily. Our minds are trained from infancy to see things from the decimal perspective. That is why we immediately assign values to the digits we see. We even say the names of the values to ourselves in our minds, and to ourselves and others when we read aloud. The mind typically sees the digits 10 and excludes all non decimal interpretations of these digits. It isn’t that the other interpretations don’t exist. It is just that we live in a decimal oriented world.
In the binary world, things are just a little bit different. Since the only recognized digits in binary are 0 and 1, it is necessary to represent higher values in some other (non decimal) way. The following is a comparison of the decimal and binary representation of the numbers from zero to three.
0 = 0
1 = 1
2 = 10
3 = 11
Now you can see why there are only 10 (binary) kinds of people.
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