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.
Grace Hopper explains a nanosecond with a visual aid
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All the National Food Days
Keep track of the 214 days out of the year that are a national food or drink days.
The Change My Son Brought, Seen Through Personal Data
I combed through personal data that I’ve actively and passively collected since early graduate school to see how life is different now with a 6-month old.
Household Types, Then and Now
Here’s how common each household type is and was — and how the makeup compares to a few decades ago.