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This chapter contains a variety of topics, especially a
history of numbers, justification for binary bits, good number representations, the history of `word', `bit' and `byte', a history of character
codes, a variety of decimal codes and Roman numbers.
History of number representations, why use 0s and 1s,
good and bad representations, history of byte, kilobytes and Megabytes,
character codes, decimal codes, Roman Numbers, scaling invariance.
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