Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Happy Programmers' Day!

Today is 13th September - the 256th day of the year. The number 256 holds a special place in the eyes of (most) programmers as it is the highest value that can be represented with a byte: 2^8 or 0b11111111. Since this is the highest integer less than 365 (days in a year) that can be represented with powers of 2, this is celebrated as Programmers' Day. Read more on the history of Programmers' Day at Wikipedia.
Sadly - Google does not have any Doodles for this on their home page even though they are a very techie company.

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