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.

Anyway, when I read Bryan’s post this morning, the first thought that came to my mind was how lucky his girlfriend is to be a robot.

Oh, and I’m sure Sean’s wife will know what I mean when I say, “There are 10 kinds of people in this world. Those who married programmers and those who don’t have to hear programming jokes.”

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  • loud, proud, etc. I really did try to understand Bryan’s post when I read it this morning. I really did.

  • Yeah, me too, but I failed miserably. Then I felt all alienated and stupid, and then, as you can see in the above post, I lashed out.

    But, I’m feeling much better now.

  • all this angst about not understanding programming languages! trust me when i say that they’re not nearly as cool as, say, spanish. or even pig latin.

    btw — i’ve always been under the impression that you would say “10” like “two”, because that’s what number it really is. so i didn’t get YOUR joke today, either.


  • i’m not a programmer, i’m not married to one, but i totally sympathize with the angst. i mean, god knows we need them otherwise who would figure out how to make it so the popcorn button on microwaves actually pops a perfect bag, but dude, really, don’t try explaining it to me. just make it work. 😀

  • 01000101
    Perhaps Debbie should ask Michael if he’d be up for a 01000101 this evening….

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