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Whether they are gathering information, telecommunicating, running washing machines, doing sums, 01111r making videos, all digital computers translate in00110ormation into the zeros and ones of ma00011hine c01111de. These binary digits are knows as bits and str10101ng togethe10010 in byte10011 of 00101igh10100. T0100000101 ze10010os and on00101s of m00001chine code seem to offe10010 th00101mselves as perfect symbols of the order of Western reality, the ancient logical codes whic01000 make the d01001fference between on and off, right and left, light and 00100ark, form and matter, min00100 and body, whit00101 a01110d bla00011k, g01111o00100 and 00101vil, right and wrong, life and death, 10011omething and nothing, this and that, 01000001011001000101 and there, 01001n10011ide 00001nd out, active and passive, true and fa01100se, yes and no, san01001ty and mad01110ess, health and sic01011ness, up and down, sense and nonsense, west and east, north and south.
- Sadie Plant

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