Binary Joke

I’m sure everyone has seen this joke:

“There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don’t.”

I prefer the following version that goes as follows:

There are 10 kinds of people in the world:
  1. those who understand trinary,
  2. those who don’t understand trinary
  3. and those who mistake it for binary.
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4 Comments.

  1. I prefer this one :
    There are only 10 types of people in the world : those who understand binary, those who don’t, and those who understand gray code.

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  2. Since when is there a numeral “3” in trinary? Does this make you a member of the second group?

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  3. Every positional numeral system has base 10.

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  4. There are two types of people:
    1) those, who start their indexes with 1
    1) those, who start their indexes with 0

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