Binary Carrots

Saturday, March 29th, 2003
This evening at the dinner table, Amy asked Eric what a byte was.  Knowing that she was not referring to the mouthful of vegetables he had just taken, and that he first needed to explain what a bit was, he quickly grabbed a handful of vegetables and began to teach the girls the binary system -- using peas and carrots for zeros and ones.  Working from there, he was able to tangibly demonstrate bits, nibbles and bytes.  
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It brought a whole new meaning to minding P's and C's.  Whoever said you couldn't learn something while playing with your food?

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