Binary code is the language that computers communicate with and use to process information. Our human ability to communicate with others is done in a number of ways, through letters, numbers, symbols, signs, and sounds. In other words, we use our senses to communicate with others. To understand it you must first understand how it all works, so keep on reading and start learning and see if you can decipher the hidden code in the example below.
Binary code works by representing content letters, symbols, colors in a form that computers can understand. To accomplish this, computers use electrical impulses switching OFF and ON to represent these two digit numbers. This can be better understood by understanding how a computer chip works. A computer chip is made of millions of transistors that act as switches much like a light bulb in your home.
Here is another example: If you can guess what the above zeros and ones mean, then congratulations! If not, here is the answer: Every set of numbers of zeros and ones contain eight characters and each of these sets in the example represent one character whether a letter or a space. It would take us forever to express ourselves.
Computers on the other hand do this in seconds. The faster the computer hardware is, the faster it can perform this binary way of communication. Return to home page. Return from binary code to computer basics.
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