To answer this, we need to take a short detour to meet a tiny beast inside your computer.
Inside your computer is an Oreo sized component called a processor, which is the brains behind all the magic that happens in the 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.
Like a grumpy toddler, the processor is extremely picky and wants all its
0s in a precise order; Otherwise, it throws a big tantrum, and things crash and burn.
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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