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### Leibniz - The History of Binary

Though he initially dismissed the importance of binary numbers, Leibniz was again inspired to develop a system of binary symbols and logic when he came across the Chinese I, Ching. Back in sixty-six (1666, that is), Leibniz couldn't think of a way to apply binary to real life. He did, however, contribute much more...

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## Four Bits is a Nibble

"The binary numeral system, or base-2 number system, is a numeral system that represents numeric values using two symbols, usually 0 and 1. ... the binary system is used internally by virtually all modern computers. " - Wikipedia

## 2 comments:

Looks like whoever transcribed that paper didn't have an 's' key. "c'eft" should be "c'est", along with many other mistakes in which 'f' replaces 's'. Thanks for the post, nonetheless.

It might have something to do with this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_s

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