6.17.2013

Monday, June 17, 1963: ASCII


Associating numbers with specific characters has proved necessary to allow automated telegraph printers (teleprinters) and then computers to represent text. The most widely used mapping between numbers and letters was that approved on June 17, 1963, by the American Standards Association. It is the American Standard Code for Information Interchange, better known as ASCII.
-- From "What is ASCII?" (The Economist, 2013). Full story: @
* American Standards Association document (from www.wps.com): @
* "1963: The debut of ASCII" (CNN, 1999): @
* www.asciitable.com: @
* www.ascii-code.com: @
* Entry from www.cryptomuseum.com: @
* Bob Bemer's website (Bemer helped create and standardize ASCII): @
* American National Standards Institute: @ 

6 comments:

  1. 01001000 01000001 01010000 01010000 01011001 01000010 01001001 01010010 01010100 01001000 01000100 01000001 01011001

    LOVE GRANDFATHER BINARY

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  2. 01001000 01000001 01010000 01010000 01011001 01000010 01001001 01010010 01010100 01001000 01000100 01000001 01011001 = HAPPY BIRTHDAY :)

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  3. I prefer:

    01001000 01100001 01110000 01110000 01111001 01000010 01101001 01110010 01110100 01101000 01100100 01100001 01111001

    or even

    48 61 70 70 79 42 69 72 74 68 64 61 79

    as I understand that using all capitals is shouting and impolite! ;)

    Isn't it curious that in the above hexadecimal number sequence, all the digits are in the range 0 to 9?

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  4. Happy Birthday ASCII !!!
    you have been a great mediator between human and machine :)

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  5. Happy Birhday ascii !

    or perhaps should i write

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASCII !

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