Sunday, 5 February 2012

How do Computers store Data?

All the data stored in your computer - every word, picture, number, and sound - is captured as a series of electrical pulses that are either on or off. A number system called binary is used to represent these pulses with "1" meaning "on" and "0" meaning "off".
A single binary digit, know as a "bit", switches a single switch on or of. By linking together these switches, the computer can carry out the complex operations we demand.


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