What is Binary?
In Binary, there are only two numbers, 1 and 0. It is also known as base two, because when we count on our fingers it is called base 10. It may sound confusing, but as you read on, Binary will become clear.
What is it used for?
Each binary string has eight binary bits that will look like a lot of random 1s and 0s in its own unique pattern to each letter of the alphabet. As a computer only understands 1 and 0, all the 1s and 0s combine to make different letters. It is used for computer data, and is the back end of all computer functioning.
The History of Binary
Binary was invented by an ancient Indian scholar called Pingala, and then studied more closely by Gottfried Wilhelm Von Leibniz in 1679.
ASCII is a code that represents the English alphabet and punctuation in the form of Binary. ASCII stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange.