Computers are not smart at all. Actually, they have ZERO intelligence. All they can do is follow instructions.
Here’s some strange facts about computers:
- They start counting from 0, not 1.
- If they can’t understand an instruction they just stop everything.
- When they are reading an instruction they don’t stop until they hit a semicolon “;” (this applies for most, but not all, computer languages)
- Computers tend to count in powers of 2 …what does that mean? … it means they often have 256 things, or 64 things, or 128, or 1024, or 4096. Do you know why?