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Counting by twos ; Creating a code

Author: Annenberg/CPB Project.; Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (U.S.); Chedd-Angier Production Company.
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Intellimation [distributor], 1988, ©1987.
Series: For all practical purposes, 23-24.; For all practical purposes., Computer science.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Counting by twos" explains the computer's use of the binary code by using various illustrations from real life situations. Gives the history and development of the code and shows how numbers can be written in base 2. "Creating a code" explains how words are input into a computer by the use of the binary code and also shows how the computer code ASCII is used. Computer art is also shown to be generated by the use of  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Annenberg/CPB Project.; Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (U.S.); Chedd-Angier Production Company.
ISBN: 0897769910 9780897769914
OCLC Number: 20435501
Notes: "The Annenberg/CPB Collection."
"A project of COMAP, The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications, Inc."
Credits: Cameraman, Robin Doty ; editor, David Gifford ; music, Jeff Lass.
Performer(s): Host, Sol Garfunkel.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: For all practical purposes, 23-24.; For all practical purposes., Computer science.
Other Titles: Creating a code
Responsibility: a production of the Chedd-Angier Production Company ; produced and directed by Lance Wisniewski ; written by John Rubin, Joseph Blatt, Lance Wisniewski.

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"Counting by twos" explains the computer's use of the binary code by using various illustrations from real life situations. Gives the history and development of the code and shows how numbers can be written in base 2. "Creating a code" explains how words are input into a computer by the use of the binary code and also shows how the computer code ASCII is used. Computer art is also shown to be generated by the use of codes.

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