Today I learned that no matter how hard I work at making beautiful designs and graphics, the computer only sees my work as a bunch of ones and zeros.
Those 1’s and 0’s are called binary code. That’s just a fancy way of saying a system that represents numbers as ones and zeros.
I didn’t know that binary code is used in all modern computers and also in all digital electronics. One in binary code on the computer means a burst of electricity and zero means no burst of electricity.
Whatever you do or write on the computer is just zeros and ones inside the computer.
This means that, for example, if you write my name on a computer keyboard, you — if you’re a human — will see this: Isabel.
But when you write “Isabel,” the computer sees this: 010010010111001101100001011000100110010101101100 — which is the binary code that translates into Isabel.
You can learn more about binary code several places online and at: http://www.daverhoades.com/computerease/?page_id=13