While we were waiting for our meals to arrive at The Spaghetti Factory, Michael told me this joke:
“There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who know Binary and those who don’t.”
Then he went on to explain how 10 is 2 in Binary, and that’s why the joke is funny.
I hoped I wasn’t expected to laugh after he’d explained it to me, because mostly it just made me sad. So, I forced a smile and thought, “Where is our damn food?”
As fate would have it, until the waiter got our food to us, Michael felt the need to explain several programming languages to me.
I’ll quote him now to the best of my recollection:
“Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Octal.”
As you can see, I learned a lot.