Blogging on bureaucracy, organizations, USDA, agriculture programs, American history, the food movement, and other interests. Often contrarian, usually optimistic, sometimes didactic, occasionally funny, rarely wrong, always a nitpicker.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
COBOL and Binary
Back in the dark ages when I learned COBOL, the prerequisite was a course on computer basics, including number systems, binary, hex, etc.. Which is why I unabashedly steal this joke from James Fallows:
"There are only 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't."