A new year and the enthusiastic new teacher strode into the class. Long-haired, bell-bottomed and floral-shirted.
Sniggers were heard.
He switched on the projecter. “This is a Jacquard loom. See the card. There is either a hole or there isn’t. It’s an open-or-closed process, a yes-or-no-process. Now we call it binary, folks, one or zero, and it’s all we need plus a few rules or algorithms.
“Here you have the window to the world, to the brave new world, to the future.”
In the back row young Bill Gates shivered in anticipation, scribbled on his pad, scrawled the word, “Windows”.
Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ weekly 100 word challenge. It’s here.