This afternoon we looked at what might be involved in building our own computer out of human beings and a ruler. We discovered why humans count in base 10 and digital computers count in base 2 or binary. Our human binary counter actually worked …. eventually!
So, a few questions came up for which we didn’t have an answer:
- What does ASCII stand for?
- What is ASCII?
- What is the largest number you can count to with:
- 8 bits
- 16 bits
- 32 bits
- 64 bits?