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Who defined the binary system?

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2006-07-29 12:30:49

'Yes/No' type systems have been used for millennia eg in India,

China. I think Leibniz was the first modern mathematician to write

explicitly about '1-0' in the 18th Century, followed by George

Boole's paper on logic systems (1854?) which eventually became

known as Boolean algebra. "There are 10 types of people in the

world - those who understand binary and those who don't"

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