How computers think

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:

  1. They start counting from 0, not 1.
  2. If they can’t understand an instruction they just stop everything.
  3. When they are reading an instruction they don’t stop until they hit a semicolon “;” (this applies for most, but not all, computer languages)
  4. 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?