Grace Hopper explains a nanosecond with a visual aid

Posted to Visualization  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

A nanosecond is a billionth of a second, but we’re not very good with really big or tiny numbers. So, Grace Hopper, the inventor of “the first compiler for a computer programming language”, explains to some eager, young minds with a piece of wire.


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