Who's rewired their house for this hobby?
holm at freibergnet.de
Wed Nov 26 14:04:11 CST 2014
Guy Sotomayor wrote:
> > On Nov 26, 2014, at 11:31 AM, Holm Tiffe <holm at freibergnet.de> wrote:
> >> To me, it seems that this is a Lilliput-versus-Blefuscu argument.
> >> --Chuck
> > Sorry, who the f.. is Blefuscu?
> Part I of the story from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (1726).
> Two countries were at war (Lilliput & Blefuscu) over which end of the egg to open (big vs little). The Lilliputians were "little-endian" while the Blefuscians were "big-endian". And that my friends is the first instance of the difference between big-endian and little endian! The terms long pre-dated modern digital computers.
> TTFN - Guy
Thanks, I never read that book.. only saw some children-comic-films
about Gulliver's travels. Never realized that egg problem :-)
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