The New Way Things Work - Part 5: The Digital Domain and The Last Mammoth Summary & Analysis

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The Digital Domain includes five chapters and an epilogue which cover the creation, storage, processing, and transfer of bits which are used in the most recent evolution of machines. The narrative is the story of the last remaining mammoth who meets "Bill" at the gates of "The Digital Domain." Bill sees the mammoth is lonely and invites him in. The creature is then measured and tested and his presence is reduced into numbers. Bill then records the numbers in a curious system of pumpkins and crates. The pumpkins represent bits. Bits are binary digits, which means, as opposed to decimals built on combinations of ten numerical symbols, binary digits create codes in a numerical sequence built entirely on two numbers: 0 and 1. When information is translated into binary code, it can be...

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