Binary was first created by Lord Bacon, who first proposed it as a means of writing ciphers. His system used AB BA and had letters corresponded accordingly to a key which got shared between two parties communicating in secret. It later came into computing as 1s and 0s as 1 being the state of on, 0 being the state of off or it'd be True or False. The on and off goes back to electrical current & despite my best efforts I cannot ever get anyone to buy into my theory of "neutral". They always run me off with grumblings. "It's on or off, nothing more or less," they rage. Hexadecimal is counting by a base of 8 or 16, can never recall which. It corresponds to data bits and bytes, 7 bytes per one written character plus an eight bit of control data. The latter A for example is 7 bytes plus another byte to tell the machine it's lower case or upper, or upside down or sideways. So you get three off and three on bytes to display the A on a screen plus an extra that does nothing but ensures continuity. "All is number and number is all," as Pythagoras famously stated even we the human being are numbers as we're energy beings tethered to mass which is itself energy too, as Einstein shows us. I'm not good at all with math, unless I let myself be tricked into sorting a problem out, as in sorting out how to read blueprints and figure up materials, volumes, void spaces, and so on that is called Trigonometry. I think Trigonometry is Calculus, Algebra, Geometry all combined to use as a functional language for making algorithms (formulas for solving problems, or apple pie recipes). I bring a lot of other various together, literature, history, facts, Natural Law, common sense, connection of dots (the uncanny ability to understand how a butterfly flapping its wings in 4th century China has caused Hurricane Florence today), cooking, sewing, fishing. This tends to make folks look at me like , and get mad that I am weak at math, depth perception, spatial relationships, social skills, decisiveness, focus, self discipline. Hence, I laugh and say fuck the Bozos. Excuse me, my Witch is home and she's trolled out food that is poisoned especially for me.