Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Tonight I wanted to teach my class how computers work with only 1's and 0's yet manage to represent arbitrary values (like, say, the text of Shakespear).

We did this by having them encode and decode messages in morse code, braile and semaphore flags.

I knew my boy scout experience (where else does a kid learn semaphore?) would come in handy for explaining computers one day.

I'm not sure they learned anything about computers, but at least fun was had.


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