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From "Joseph A. Nagy, Jr." <jnag...@joseph-a-nagy-jr.homelinux.org>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] comment on etiquette
Date Sat, 05 Jun 2004 21:24:08 GMT
On Fri, Jun 04, 2004 at 10:54:22AM -0400, Barth (John) Jones wrote the following:
<snip>
> 2.  Why does every text and every course start with the CPU instead of the
> Power supply?  In order for "newbies" to understand computers they need to
> understand the basics of the technical stuff, including what a zero or one
> really is.

The power supply doesn't process any instruction sets. It provides power,
hence it's name.
 
> 3.  Why do people say that the lowest language is binary when it's
> actually the 110 volts running through your house?  The next lowest is
> your three voltages running from your transformer to your power supply,
> etc.

Electricity isn't a language, binary is.

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