To answer this, we need to take a short detour to meet a tiny beast inside your computer.
But don’t get fooled by its size, though. It is a hungry beast that feeds on billions of
0s every single second, and its hunger starts right from the time you turn on the computer and lasts until you shut it down.
Yes! The series of
0s are various kinds of instructions that tell the processor what to do.
By the way, the
0s that the processor is feeding on are called bits.
A bit is the smallest unit of storage in computer memory that holds either a
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