Matt D
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Different Yet Similar

Sat Jun 09, 2001 5:43 am

Ok...just a momentary thought of boredom that I'd like to share with you. We have come a long way in communication. Or have we?

A century ago, the primary form of long distance communication was via Morse Code. A message, or "data" would look something like this:

.._ _ ...._ _ ...._ ._ .._ _ .._ _ ...._.._..._ _.._ ....

Today, in the Digital Age, a "message" or "data" looks like this:

11001100110001110010100110111000111000110010011


Dots and dash's and ones and zeroes.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.
 
vafi88
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RE: Different Yet Similar

Sat Jun 09, 2001 10:11 am

.......> Where are you going with this one Matt?
I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
 
KROC
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RE: Different Yet Similar

Sat Jun 09, 2001 10:38 am

In a strange way, you have a point Matt, but I find this not exactly a topic that can generate much discussion other than someone agreeing with you or not.
 
Westjet_737
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RE: Different Yet Similar

Sat Jun 09, 2001 1:26 pm

It makes sense. And it does have a kinda eerie similarity.
 
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RE: Different Yet Similar

Sat Jun 09, 2001 2:26 pm

Hehehe...you will break the replies record with this one Matt.  Laugh out loud

Naw just kidding, rathr interesting actually.

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic
 
jwenting
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RE: Different Yet Similar

Sat Jun 09, 2001 2:56 pm

binary thinking just comes naturally.
After all, 1, 2, many is the first counting people learn  Smile and many never progress beyond that (at least on a mental level).
I wish I were flying
 
Matt D
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RE: Different Yet Similar

Sat Jun 09, 2001 9:42 pm

I wasn't looking for a long dialogue. I was just bored, had a momentary thought, and posted it and left it that.

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